This Life Cycle Sequencing Card Game, or War Card Game is all about the Sunflower Life Cycle. This is perfect for practicing sequencing and learning the sunflower life cycle with a unique, fun game! This set includes playing cards with 8 sequential stages of the sunflower life cycle, also labeled with ordinal numbers to ease confusion.

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Materials for the Life Cycle of a Sunflower Sequencing Card Game

  • Paper
  • Laminating Materials
  • Paper Cutter

This is played like a traditional card game of “War”, except instead of using numbers, students will use the stages of the sunflower life cycle. The furthest stage in the sequence wins the cards.

For example: germinate beats seed/ flower beats sprout.

Variations:

  • For non-readers: print 4 copies of only the picture cards
  • For readers: print 2 copies of both the picture and word cards
  • Use as a Memory Match game
  • Use as a “Go Fish” game by printing two copies of each card
  • Use as an independent matching center

Instructions:

  • Divide cards evenly among two players.
  • Place cards face down in a stack
  • Players each turn over one card at the same time
  • Player with the word that has the card with the furthest stage in the sunflower life cycle takes both cards and adds them to the bottom of their pile
  • In case of tie, each player lays down three cards face down and then turns the third card. Furthest stage wins all the cards.
  • Play continues as time allows or one player runs out of cards.

This is an absolutely perfect game for classroom centers, partner work in the classroom, or even at home!

I suggest printing on a thick paper like card stock so that the images or words can not be seen on the opposite side.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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