Sunflower Challenge Kit
Due to heat stress, we cannot successfully ship ladybugs in the summer. Please choose delivery dates prior to May or after August.
Grow a small one, grow a tall one. Growing sunflowers is easy and fun!
Who can grow a great big sunflower from a tiny little seed? Everyone can! Read the book, Every Seed Counts, to learn about the lifecycle of plants from seed to bloom and back to seed again. Start seedlings in the classroom to observe sprouting. Then send a seed packet home with each student. When students send in a photo of themselves with their own home-grown, blooming sunflowers, they receive a prize! A classroom and family favorite.
Every Seed Counts classroom booklet
25 individual seed packets
Complete instructions for sprouting and growing seeds in classroom
Note to Parents with instructions for growing sunflowers and submitting childrens’ photographs
Sunflower Anatomy & Lifecycle information, Simple Science and Fun Stuff handouts available for download FREE on this website.
Our Sunflower Challenge comes with 25 individual seed packets and instructions for sprouting seeds right in your classroom. Create pots from cups, newspaper, egg cartons or pop-up seed starters. Plant your seeds, watch them sprout, observe as they grow and then transplant to larger pots or outdoor garden areas. Send a seed packet home with each child so they can try to grow sunflowers from seed to bloom over the summer. Children are invited to submit a picture of themselves with their blooming plants. Earth’s Birthday Project sends back a prize. It’s our way of saying
"Thanks for being kind so kind to our Earth!”
Available: Can be shipped from March through October, while seed supplies last.
For instructions on how to start seeds in the classroom and participate in the Sunflower Challenge, view or print:
The Sunflower Challenge
Ready to learn more about sunflowers? Get your students observing, counting, reading, writing and drawing with these free downloads.
Simple Science: Sunflower Anatomy
Learn all the parts of your sunflowers, from seed to bloom! Worksheet and key.
Simple Science: 9 Easy Sunflower Sprout Experiments
A great group of sunflower seed activities, appropriate for all ages.
Simple Science: Sunflower Seed Observe & Draw
Students build their observation skills by looking closely at sunflower seeds and recording their observations.
Simple Science: Sunflower Sprout Observe & Draw
Students build their observation skills by looking closely at sunflower sprouts and recording their observations.
Here are some sunflower-related activities just for fun!
Fun Stuff: Sunflowers, From Small to Tall
Don't just read a book... make your own! Color, cut and fold. Then share with friends and family.
Fun Stuff: Sunflower Coloring
A sheet just for coloring fun.
Fun Stuff: Sunflower Word Scramble
What’s a word scramble? A fun way to work with letters! Instructions and template for printing out the word SUNFLOWERS. Students cut out letters, then see how many smaller words they can form from the vowels and consonants available. If you have older students, challenge them to make sentences as well!
Fun Stuff: Sunflower Songs, Dances & Stretch
Sunflowers can inspire you to sing, dance and even do a little stretch! A nice way to introduce something a little different to your classroom.