Some where in blogger world I saw this great idea for letting your little ones help water plants without a huge mess. I LOVE this, and it works so well!
|onions in the garden sprouting|
|grass turning green|
|I use a small bulb baster in a small glass vase, so the kids can squeeze a small amount of water to use to water the plants. This keeps the water from pouring over the dirt and flowing over.|
With another home school group we had a Nature Explores Day at The Sheep Pasture in Easton, MA
Our friend Loni put together an extensive list of things to find and hear in early spring.
We split up into groups and off we went....
Here is the list..
- more bird songs (some birds are beginning to establish territories and find mates at this time)
- lift a stone or a log to look for insects
- lift a stone or log to look for worms
- can you hear a frog yet?
- redwing blackbird?
- wood hellebore
- a bumblebee (if we hit 55 degrees)
- grape hyacinth
- the sprout of any flowering bulbs (crocus, daffodil)
- snowdrops (small white flowers)
- milkweed leaves
- barn swallow
- skunk cabbage
- a turtle ( we found a dead one)
- a chipmunk up from hibernation
- witch hazel flowers