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Parent – Child Activities for Spring

Monday, March 26, 2012 posted by Joan
Motivational Stone

Motivational Greeting Stone

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer.  This is the perfect time of year to enjoy with your child.  It’s also a wonderful opportunity to foster  learning.  Here are some activities that  you and your child can do together and learn from.

  • Collect Dried  Flowers – Gather various flowers and blooms.  Bring them in and let them dry for a few days.  Place thin flowers like daisies between two  books for a few days.  When dry, mount  each flower on its own page in a scrap book.   Label each page and write some facts about each flower.
  • Plant Flower or Vegetable Seedling – Use small plastic cups, small milk containers or terra cotta flower pots.  They can be decorated  first.  Add some soil to each and give  your child a few seeds to plant in each.   Use a pop stick to label each plant. When they sprout, thin out each pot.  In a month or two, the plants will be ready to plant outside in the garden.   Add some engraved stones with different motivational sentiments to your  garden.
  • Go Outdoors – Go outside with your kids on a nature walk.  Try to identify the flowers, insects and/or birds.   Draw a picture and describe each in writing.  When you get home, use your notes and your computer, to identify what you saw. Record you observations in a journal.  Try to plan one nature walk each week of spring.

Enjoy spring and take advantage of the many available opportunities to help your kids learn from nature.

 

 

 

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