Sunflower and Pumpkin Exploration

Colorado Academic Science Standard PK.2.1 (2009 and 2020)

Appropriate for grades PK-1

Join Garden to Table Garden Coordinator/Educator Gabriela (in Spanish), and Program Director Lindsey (in English), on a fun investigation of sunflowers and pumpkins in the garden! Students can visit the garden with us, then do their own exploration at home, in a garden, or in their yard or neighborhood. A worksheet is provided to help guide students. Kids – make sure you ask permission before picking or damaging any plants!

No printer? No worries! Just grab any sheet of paper, explore, and draw or write what you find. Or find a friend, family member, pet, of favorite toy to tell about your scientific discoveries!

¿De que te preguntas? ¿Qué puedes notar?

Video lesson for Pre-K, in Spanish, exploring sunflowers and pumpkins in the garden.

What do you wonder about? What do you notice?

Video lesson for Pre-K, in English, exploring sunflowers and pumpkins in the garden.

Please visit your Garden to Table garden to explore and learn! Students are encouraged to bring materials for drawing, journaling, or completing worksheets provided on our website. If you do visit a garden please help us to keep each other safe:

  • Be mindful of social distancing and avoid visiting when others are present.  All municipal and BVSD regulations must be followed.  Please practice social distancing and wear a mask when others are present.
  • Help keep our staff and volunteers safe by not touching garden and irrigation equipment.
  • Produce from these gardens is being donated to local food banks for families in need.  Please only harvest if in coordination with Garden to Table staff.
  • Many plants start looking a little beat up in this late part of the growing season.  Other than vandalism, there’s a good chance that what you see is just a normal part of the late-season process.
  • School buildings are not open and may not be accessed for restrooms or any other purpose.
  • Concerns or questions about the garden?  Please email us at For irrigation emergencies, please call us at 303-564-0133.