On a large piece of poster board draw an outline of a sunflower. In the circle that is the middle of the flower, write the words Spring Weather. Tell children to think about spring weather and to generate a word that describes it (sun, mud, wind, rain, rainbow, flower, dirt, grass, and so on). Write each word on a flower petal, adding more petals as you need them. Then read the words aloud together and use them to create short spring poems or stories.
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