Preschool Life Cycle of a Sunflower

Practice sequencing and build vocabulary with these preschool life cycle of a sunflower worksheets. They’re perfect for summer!

I can’t wait to plant sunflower seeds with my grandson this summer. We’re going to watch them grow bigger and taller as the days go by.

We’ll talk about words like seed, sprout, leaf, and stem as we measure the sunflowers each week when he visits.

As a new three year old, he’s a little too little for these worksheets, but I’ll definitely pull them out again next year when we plant more sunflower seeds.

Preschool Life Cycle of a Sunflower

Sunflowers are cool, because so many varieties grow taller preschoolers. Then, when their growing season is over, they drop their seeds which can then be toasted or used in art projects or added to homemade bird feeders.

These free life cycle worksheets are perfect for older threes, fours, and fives. And, if you’d like to teach a whole unit on sunflowers, be sure to add this sunflower life cycle bundle.

Sunflower Life Cycle Puzzles

The first worksheet in this pack contains four self-correcting puzzles. If your preschooler doesn’t enjoy coloring, you can print these puzzles on colored paper before laminating them for durability.

Once the page is laminated, cut out the four puzzles and then cut the puzzles apart.

Have children match the picture with the correct life cycle vocabulary word.

Even if your child can’t read yet, they can complete these puzzles as each one is different.

If your kids need more scissor practice, let them do the cutting. They’ll strengthen visual discrimination skills as they decide which pieces fit together.

Sunflower Life Cycle Sequencing

Preschoolers can work on sequencing with the “Which is Next?” worksheet.

I print this one on colored paper, too. However, you can print this on white paper if your kids want to color the images.

Preschoolers will cut out the pictures at the bottom of the page. Then, they’ll glue them in the correct box to finish each sequencing strip on the page.

You can make this a reusable activity by laminating the page and adding velcro dots to the sequencing strips and cards.

Life Cycle of a Sunflower Vocabulary

The next page in this pack has several different learning components. First, kids will see the sequence of the life cycle in the pictures on the left side of the page.

Second, they’ll review the vocabulary words as they read them down the right side of the page.

Third, kids will practice handwriting as they trace each of the vocabulary word on the right side of the page.

Then, work on motor skills as they draw a line to match the picture with the vocabulary word.

You can laminate this page and have kids write with dry erase markers, if you would like to make this reusable.

Sunflower Maze

The final page in this worksheet packet is a maze. This activity is a great way to help kids strengthen logical reasoning skills as they trace a path from beginning to end.

This activity can also be laminated or slipped into a plastic pouch and completed with a dry erase marker.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about sunflowers. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

From Seed to Sunflower (Lifecycles)Camille and the Sunflowers (Anholt's Artists Books For Children)Little Sunflower


From Seed to Sunflower – This book follows the growth process from seed to full grown flower.

Camille and the Sunflowers – Camille meets the man with the yellow beard, and they become friends. This bearded man is a painter named Vincent van Gogh. The story, based on a true-life incident, is beautifully illustrated in full color by the author.

Little Sunflower – Have you ever wondered what happens to a seed when it is planted in the ground? Read along as a small seed grows up into a beautiful sunflower, meeting bees and learning a little about pollination on the way.

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities

Let your kids be artists! They’ll love painting their own sunflower! This is like a coloring page, but even better – the end result is a beautiful canvas painting!

This sunflower life cycle puzzle teaches the growth of a plant from seedling to full bloom. Multiple layers and puzzles within a single frame. Easy storage of all the pieces self encased in the puzzle itself.

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