For Blue Monday
We were visiting the Lavender Farm near us, and I just happened to see this pretty butterfly land on the pink and yellow Lantana plant. With lovely lavender plants all about this gorgeous property, I came across this beautiful swimming pool. Looks like something out of a magazine!
For Mellow Yellow Monday
|Ages 8 and up|
This is a great resource I recommend, especially since I love to garden. Here's a review:
"This deck is just bursting with ideas for parents and teacher to help children learn about the world that is growing around us. There are inside activities for a rainy day and inspiring, fun ideas to help our children enter the garden and learn! Seriously, an incredible tool for any family or classroom!"
40 fun outdoor activities and games
Get outside and grow with some child-friendly fun with gardening! Kids’ Garden includes forty activities and games and an eight-page booklet that contains information on gardening tools, year-round plant care and garden safety. These step-by-step instructions are enhanced by colorful collage artwork on each double-sided card and they create a fun and easy way for budding green-thumbs to plant, investigate, learn and experiment.
Whitney Cohen, at Lifelab.org ( UCSanta Cruz), has compiled a perfect product for thinking adults.
Written By: Whitney Cohen
Illustrated By: Roberta Arenson
|How my grandson loves potting soil!|
|Growing Plants From Seed|
|Creating Garden Art|
|Propagating From Other Plants|
For Book Sharing Monday:
Fly, Monarch! Fly!
|Did you know that "butterflies can see more colors than any other creature on Earth?"|
Make a sandwich with the filling you like.
Ask an adult to cut your sandwich in halves, then quarters, then eighths.
On a plate, arrange two of the sandwich triangles like wings.
Add a carrot stick to the center for the body, half a cherry tomato or grape tomato for the head, and two thin celery sticks for the antennae.
I'm participating in the following memes today.
Have you started seedlings in your classroom or greenhouse?
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis