It’s Sunflower Season! We celebrated a week of sunflowers at Hawthorne Family Playschool. Susan brought in sunflower leaves and heads from the garden, and introduced a chant for children to notice and name all the children at circle. “Sunflower leaf, big and wide. Who does it hide?” Each child hid behind the leaf and then revealed their smiling face while we sung out their name. Children also practiced using their fingers and tweezers to carefully pick seeds from the sunflower heads. And we learned that sunflowers can be delicious as well as beautiful with an array of sunflower seed and sunflower butter-themed snacks courtesy of HFP parents.
Did you know: young sunflowers follow the sun across the sky, but older sunflowers consistently face East.