Planting and Gardening Week
After reading, we explored the opposites big & little and day & night. Then we made pictures to go with each word. Although, they didn't necessarily come out the way I thought they would, they look great and the kids got creative in their own way, which is so much more important!
I got the idea to use coffee filters for flowers from the blog, Miss Courtney Meets Bobo. Check out her adorable watercolor flowers here. I loved the idea and I knew I wanted to have my kids make them! I have seen cupcake liner flowers, but not coffee filter flowers, so today we made a craft with both!
I grabbed these supplies for the craft. I also cut out some stems and leaves for the boys to use for their flowers.
My son started working on his "night" picture with his star stickers.
To make his "big" flower, my three year old smashed a coffee filter down on his paper and immediately asked for "dot" stickers.
I cut out the leaves for the stems of the flowers, but my son thought they would look better as petals. He is always right about these things.
For his "little" flower, my three year old smashed a cupcake liner.
When we were done with his pictures we wrote his opposite words on his pictures. He wanted to keep writing on a separate sheet of paper, so we practiced writing some letters.
Kindergartner's Garden Opposites
Three Year Old's Garden Opposites
My three year old asked to take his flowers into his room. He has an interesting choice of projects hanging on his bulletin board. I wish I knew what made him want to add some, and not others!
This is our last book in our week of planting and gardening books! We really enjoyed this week of books and activities. It is going to be hard to beat! Just in case you missed them, here are our other garden posts!