Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers Lesson Plan with Worksheets

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K - 6th, Homeschool
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My students had so much fun making this! I love that the directions were easy to follow and there wasn't much prep other than cutting out the templates. I will be using this again.



This is a fun, easy and effective way to teach children how to create artwork in the style of master artist Vincent Van Gogh. The templates make it simple for all ages to get started, while the open ended instructions allow for freedom to stay unique. Adaptable for K-6.


Students will be introduced to the work of Vincent Van Gogh as they create works of art based on his famous sunflower paintings. The life and times of the artist will also be discussed.


Students will discuss what they see, as they learn how Van Gogh created his artwork. Did he use paint? What kind of paint? What was the world like during his lifetime?


Techniques will be shared as students further discover how Van Gogh created his paintings.


Each student will then have the opportunity to create his or her own sunflowers in a vase painting in the style Vincent Van Gogh.

Further Study:

A crossword puzzle, word search puzzle, artist bio and black-line illustration of a master work are included.

The pack includes the following:

Vincent van Gogh Artist Resource Pack (including bio, art movement and country printables)

Sunflowers painting info sheet

Lesson plan with full color, step-by-step photos

Student examples

Crossword puzzle

Wordsearch puzzle

Sunflowers painting colouring sheet

Book recommendations


Van Gogh Art Lesson Bundle


About the Author:


Andrea Mulder-Slater has been an art educator for 25 years and an art curriculum developer for 18 years. She is also a professional artist and a homeschooler.

In addition to teaching art and art history classes and workshops at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, Andrea has worked as an educational consultant on various art education projects. Together with her mom Jantje, she created KinderArt® in 1997. It’s a website offering FREE art lessons, which has been visited more than 100 million times in the last ten years alone. That’s a lot of children affected by art! Andrea also writes about parenting, creativity and homeschooling for CBC, YMC, WDish, Today’s Parent, Creatubbles, the Association of Curriculum Development and Little Passports.

Andrea’s passion lies in helping teachers and parents bring out the creativity in their children and students, even if they don’t consider themselves artists. Her detailed child-tested lesson plans are easy to implement, and are guaranteed to promote creative exploration in small or large group settings. Most of all, the lessons are effective and they encourage individuality.


About the KinderArt Method:


The KinderArt Method focuses on individual creative exploration.

With that in mind, our lesson plans are designed to be adaptable, meaning you can use them for a wide range of ages.

In this way, you can cover the same skills and techniques with all of your students while giving them the freedom to learn at their own level. So, instead of prepping for a multitude of lessons for all of your classes, you only need to prep for one.

The goal is to allow your students the ability to make choices as they follow the lesson, whether it be through decisions about what colors to use or what kinds of lines to draw. Examples are included where possible to show you that even with the same set of directions, children can and will create completely unique works of art (even when the lessons are step-by-step).

Allow for some independence and you will be amazed at the results.

Also, the material lists often give you the option of more than one art medium. This is so you can work with what you have, instead of feeling as though you need to run to the store or order in expensive materials.

One final tip: If you are short on time, simply reduce the size of the project, or - swap out supplies (ie: use markers instead of paint).

Where there is will, there is a way.


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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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