Monday, April 26, 2010

A Day at the Garden

This past week we visited the botanic gardens in our city.  I took the opportunity and made it into a learning game for E.

I found these great flower three-part cards at The Adventures of Bear.  And while E is not ready for three-part card work yet, she loves the pictures.  She calls them her "flower keys" because they remind her of keys on a ring after I laminated them and put them on a ring clip.  She took them with her all over the gardens and we found almost every flower.  She was so excited when she found a match!  We even found a dandelion, which I'm sure the gardeners just love.  ;)

Ugh!  Sorry these pictures are not the best.  I'm still getting used to my digital camera outside in the sunshine!

The flowers we were looking for were: dandelion, phlox, cherry blossoms, pear blossoms, sunflower, daisy, magnolia, and daffodil.  We found everything but a daisy and a sunflower - they are not blooming yet in our part of the world.  We also found many tulips, grasses, lettuce, onions, and a few ducks and geese in the ponds.  Oh - and koi, E LOVED the koi pond.

1 comment:

Zonnah said...

I love the flower hunt idea and will have to do this with my son!