It's the time of year when spring has sprung and for many of us in the western hemisphere, anyway, are experiencing pollen and loads of green with splashes of color everywhere in gorgeous flowers. Ever consider doing a study on the flowers in your garden or yard or neighborhood or park? Flowers can be interesting to children; my, what child doesn't LOVE to pick a boquet and present them to us whether it's the prize rose from the bed or some dandelions with their yellow splendor. I have loved getting this little surprises from my son our the years. Often the stems were not quite long enough, but they were still so sweet. Recently in church, I found a pressed former floral offering my son had given that now is as delicate and sweet as the day he gave it to me. WHAT a memory too!
Soo thinking about Tuesday Toolbox for us and what we can use to teach our children, I want to suggest just these flowers in our lives.
A whole study can be done with flowers and loads of art applications for hands-on activities can be applied as well.
Here are the meanings of different flowers to share~
Apple Blossom Hope, Good Fortune
Baby's Breath Innocence
Blue Periwinkle Friendship
Blue Violet Modesty, Faithfulness
Buttercup Cheerfulness, Desire for riches
Camellia Loveliness, Fascination
Chrysanthemum Wealth, Truth
Daisy Share your feelings
Edelweiss Daring, Noble Courage
Gardenia Purity, Joy
Iris Message of Faith, Wisdom
Jasmine Wealth, Grace
Lilac First emotions of Love
Lily Majesty, Truth, Honor
Narcissus Egotism, Formality
Orange Blossom Purity, Fertility
Orchid Love, Beauty
Peach Blossom Captive
Pink Rose Grace
Red Poppy Consolation
Red Rose Passion
Rose Love, Joy, Beauty
Sweet Pea Pleasure
Tulip Love, Passion
White Poppy Sleep
White Rose Worthiness
Make some flowers using tissue or crape paper. Instructions here!
Color some flowers on coloring sheets easy to print!
Press flowers using wax paper, a heavy book or two~select the flower to be pressed. Place in the was paper between two sides with waxy sides facing the flower. Put under the heavy books for at least a week or two.
Identify flowers by name using pictures!
Enjoy Spring and all its splendor teaching littles all about flowers!