Posts Tagged ‘flower’

Some Other Garden Games

November 24, 2010

Possum is 4 years 6 months

Bandicoot is 2 years 4 months

Here are a few of the miscellaneous activities we have had with the garden unit.  They aren’t really tied to a particular book or week, but are some that the boys have enjoyed.

These are pasta flower math mats.   The idea is to take turns rolling the die and you get to put that many "flowers" on the stems on your mat.

I struck a few problems with this:

  • I couldn’t find fiori pasta anywhere!  What gives?  Eventually I found some wheel shaped pasta.
  • I forgot the pasta while I was tinting it, so it all went soft. (Oops.)
  • The timbales where a little big, making it a bit awkward for little fingers to place them on the mat, as there wasn’t much room in between the stems.

All those problems, of course, could be solved by using something else for the flowers (pictures, buttons etc).

  • There are a LOT of stems on a page for Possum, and ridiculously too many for Bandicoot’s attention span.  (Solved by having them complete a sheet together.)
  • Oh, and Bandicoot can’t count, but he still had fun.

These are flower attribute cards.  They can be sorted by colour or by flower size.  I found them here.

Or of course, you could plant them in playdough and make a beautiful flower garden.

Mortimer’s First Garden

November 7, 2010

Possum is 4 years and 6 months

Bandicoot is 2 years and 4 months

 

Sorting seeds…

 

Tallying seeds…

 

IMG_9224 Counting seeds…

Counting seeds into pots…  IMG_9222

 

A really great fun game of feeding sunflower seeds to the Crow (oh no!)

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Flowers and bees colour match game.  Always a favourite.

 

Planting seeds…

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And just ‘cos it is pretty darn cute!

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