Welcome to the 2013 Spring Blog Hop! Here in Australia we are enjoying gorgeous Spring weather. Join me and some incredible Australian bloggers as we share some inviting Spring inspired activities and ideas for kids.
My favourite colour is purple so Cameron takes to pointing out all the jacaranda trees wherever we drive. At our new (well, it’s been 6 months, it’s time to stop calling it new!) home, we have a beautiful MASSIVE frangipani tree on one side of our house. Until Spring it is pretty ugly but we have watched as leaves have shot through and just this week some flowers have blossomed.
I love Australia’s unique flowers.
I love teaching my kids about the changing seasons because it’s simple and exciting for them. Near the end of Winter, we stopped chopping and collecting wood for the fire, which brought about a discussion of changing seasons.
Spring for us means flowers and butterflies in our yard, trips to the water park and running in the sprinkler (it gets hot quick here). We have a trip to the Botanic Gardens planned for next week, which means duck feeding (speaking of feeding ducks, read Wildlife Fun 4 Kids post on not feeding ducks bread here) and seeing how different the gardens look in Spring.
We collected some flowers and leaves from our garden and pressed them in our flower press. A week later the kids were excited to see how flat they were and to help me put them through the laminator.
They are fun for on the light table and for general exploring. I was inspired by Where Imagination Grows.
What does Spring mean to you and your family?
Hop along to these brilliant bloggers joining in on the Spring fun throughout November!:
I’ll be linking here and have an exciting series starting soon about playful learning with light and reflection.