Sensory-rich activities: connecting people with the outdoors
Grow a sunflower
Sunflowers are really fun and relatively simple to grow. When the conditions are right they seem to grow a bit more every day giving the grower a real sense of pride and achievement. They are a great introductory activity for someone new to gardening and the quick results make them good for people who need to see things happening.
Download the grow-a-sunflower instructions
This downloadable activity sheet provides simple picture based instructions for growing and caring for a sunflower as well as an area to record its progress.
Did you know the tallest sunflower was 8.23 m (27 ft) tall when measured in Kaarst, Germany, on 4 September 2012 and belongs to Hans-Peter Schiffer.*