Any activity that involves large outdoor spaces is always a hit with our toddler, but the sunflower farm was especially fun because these enormous flowers were not only wonderful to admire, but they also attracted lots of bees. And Surya happens to be currently obsessed with anything bee-related, mainly because she could devour honey day and night if it were up to her.
How do you say “sunflower farm” in French?
“Farm” in French is “une ferme” and “sunflower” is “un tournesol“, so a sunflower farm in French is “une ferme de tournesol“.
If you’re referring to a sunflower field instead, it’s “un champ de tournesol“.
Parts of a sunflower
Petals – les pétales
Seeds – les graines
Stem – la tige
Leaves – les feuilles
Animals at the farm
At the sunflower farm, there were a few animals that Surya was already familiar with, through books and TV shows. Seeing them enabled her to make the connection between the concept and the real creatures. She was especially enamoured with the little chicks as she loves “Martin”, le petit poussin from one of her favourite books at the moment, “Mes histoires à raconter et à mimer“.
Chick – un poussin
Goat – une chèvre (feminine), un bouc (masculine)
Pig – un cochon
We watched the bees from a distance, making sure not to intrude. Surya is well aware that bees will not sting, unless we bother them!
Bee – l’abeille
Nectar – le nectar
Beehive – la ruche
Impress your little one by following this step by step drawing of a sunflower. Then, invite them to paint the flower using crayons, watercolour, or markers. Encourage them to talk about the different parts of the flower, in French.