“In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost — burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. But some survive the long winter and, come spring, sprout into plants, facing new dangers — trampled by playing children, picked as a gift for a friend. Soon only the tiniest seed remains, growing into a giant flower and, when autumn returns, sending its own seeds into the wind to start the process over again.” -Goodreads
It’s a great book to help the students follow the lifecycle of a flower on an easy to understand level. For our snack this week, of course we have to make a beautiful flower that the tiny seeds grows into.
Each student will need
1 cutie orange
A small amount of sunflower seeds
1 small celery piece cut in half
2 spinach or salad leaves from a bag
To assemble the flowers, first have the students peel their cutie oranges and separate the orange segments. Place the orange segments around the little pile of sunflower seeds. Use the celery as the stem and place the leaves next to the stem. So pretty and perfect for spring!
As the students are enjoying their flower snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They will get to color and number the boxes in the order they happened in the story. It’s also get review of the lifecycle of a flower that we’ve been working on.
You can download the free printable below.
I hope you kids enjoy making these beautiful, yummy flowers!
See you next time!