Nothing says spring quite like bright blossoms and verdant greenery. Last year, our family planted fruit trees and had a ball doing it. This year, it’s a simpler affair with a few annuals added to existing flower pots and flower beds. Anything you plant is a sign of the beauty of life and can offer tremendous teachable opportunities.
Tip/Tidbit: Try one of the following plant-related activities.
-plant grass seeds in Styrofoam cups. Talk about the time it takes for seeds to grow. Liken it to seeds of friendship. If you draw a silly face on the cup before you plant the seeds, when the grass grows, it will look like hair.
-purchase a spring bouquet or clip flowers from your yard. Put a single flower in a bud vase by each bed. Attach a note like, “Just as a flower adds color to this room, you add beauty to my world.”
-plant something new in your yard or in a flower pot. For a beautiful pot, consider layering a tall, spiky plant, some bright blossoms, and a small vine that flows over the edge of the pot.
Celebrate with animals
While flora is most associated with spring, so is fauna. Try incorporating animals into your spring celebration.
Tip/Tidbit: -take a family pet to a park
-go to a zoo/petting zoo
-pamper a beloved pooch (bath, painted nails, outfit…and a photo session replete with backdrops)
-take a walk and take pictures of wildlife, neighborhood animals, or bugs, lizards, & beetles.
-hang bird feeders or make bird treats like pine-cones smeared with peanut butter and sprinkled with bird seed.