The weather being rather nice, we have once again been spending time outside, including a daily walk with Jacobite in the evening :) The kids love taking a walk with Daddy :)
We decided (or rather I did), that flowers would be our focus area for nature study. With the arrival of spring, we can hardly avoid the subject, and with the new books that I have acquired, we have set to with a will. The kids seek out the flowers on our walk, and are able to identify them well.
I introduced them to the lost art of the ‘Violet Duel’, which involves hooking the two violets around each other and pulling until one of the blooms is removed :)
I mentioned the other day, that we pressed some of our flowers… we will be using them in some kind of activity.
Perhaps we will start our own herbarium!
As ever, the children did indeed produce a nice nature journal entry, apiece.
Rebel (8) painted some more daffodils, both yellow and white varieties and a dandelion.
M’Lady (4) tells me that this is “a picture of moss… the green parts are moss!”
And my own playing around… A picture of the flowering trees! I realized afterwards that I could have improved the background on it, but the aim was to inspire the kids :)
We'll be outside again later today, and perhaps we will press or paint more flowers :)