Friday, August 10, 2012

Montessori Unit Lessons: Sunflowers

For our unit on sunflowers, I set up a little art station.  It included a tablet of watercolor paper, green and yellow paint, stencil sponges, a stencil, and a smock.  (and lots of paper towels and baby wipes)

I found these cute little sponges at Hobby Lobby next to the stencils.  They are perfect for little fingers!

The stencil is also from Hobby Lobby.

I demonstrated how to use the sponges and stencils to paint the tops yellow and the stems green.  

My finished product.

They each had a try.

Love this photo of one painting and the others working together in the sensory bin :).

Charger had his own way of holding the sponge.

They had a lot of fun, and it wasn't terribly messy.  

Other things we used in our sunflower unit. 

Two great books {both found at yard sale the week before).

We worked on sunflower books and three part cards that are a free download available from Just Montessori.

And then we discussed the life cycle of a sunflower using the printables found on Making Learning Fun.  It's supposed to be a game, but I just used them to help with my lesson.  

Plus, there was the Garden Sensory Tub to explore.  

It was a fun little unit!  

We will be linking up 

Montessori Monday

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!


Stefanie said...

So cute!!!! Wild Wild Sunflower Child is one of my favorite books.

Anonymous said...

I love the paintings you guys made!! Looks like everyone had fun learning!