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How to Grow A Sunflower – Procedural Writing Craftivity

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jun 2024

Use this printable sunflower craft template to teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  8 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 2

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

teaching resource

How to Grow A Sunflower – Procedural Writing Craftivity

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jun 2024

Use this printable sunflower craft template to teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  8 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 2

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

Use this printable sunflower craft template to teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing!

A Sunflower Craft Template for Procedural Writing

Did you know that craft activities are an engaging and effective way of teaching procedural writing to young students? This is because they provide a multi-sensory experience, allowing students to connect the physical act of crafting with the mental process of writing.

This “How to Grow a Sunflower” craft template resource combines a practical, hands-on craft activity with a scaffolded procedural writing task. Students will enjoy the hands-on experience of cutting and pasting pieces together to create a sunflower in a pot. Afterwards, they’ll get to put their writing skills to the test by composing a procedure text that explains the steps they followed to make their sunflower craft.

The resource download includes everything you’ll need to complete this “How to Grow a Sunflower” activity with your class of eager learners:

  1. Title page containing a visual representation of the craftivity
  2. Teacher instructions
  3. 5 x differentiated writing templates
  4. Sunflower craftivity cut-outs

Comprehensive instructions explaining how you might like to use this resource in your classroom are included to help you make the most of this procedural writing activity.

This resource would make a great addition to your plant-themed science lessons!

Explore Cross-Curricular Connections with This Sunflower Craft Template

If you’re looking for ways to cover multiple curriculum codes through one activity, then this sunflower craft template does exactly that!

Integrate this procedural writing craftivity into your science lessons on the parts of a plant. When students are creating their sunflower craft, have them identify different parts of the plant, such as the stem, the leaves and the petals. Students could label these parts and even write a brief description of each.

By completing this activity, students will not only learn about the purpose, structure and language features of procedural texts, they will also be able to identify some of the key structural features of flowering plants.

 Download This Sunflower Craft Template

Use the dropdown menu on the Download button above to access the PDF or editable Google Slides file. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template before accessing it).

As this worksheet pack contains multiple versions of the writing templates, we recommend printing one copy of the entire file. You may then wish to remove the pages you wish to use before copying them for your students.


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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