Spring is here!
And that’s the name of one of the books we had fun with this week: Spring Is Here!: A Story About Seeds (Affiliate link).
Ants are the main characters in this cute book. And what do ants like more than a picnic?
We started our fun by having lunch picnic-style (inside because the temps are still way too cold outside).
Then we read the book. Three times.
The 3 year-old loved how each activity the ants did rhymed with one of the ant’s names. He giggled non-stop. (Good thing we waited until we were done with the red Kool-Aid before I read!)
The book deals with some seeds the ants find and plant.
After waiting patiently, and having plenty of spring rain, the seeds grow into beautiful flowers.
We have our own set of seeds that we have been patiently waiting to turn into flowers. We measured their growth and made sure they had plenty of water.
Then we hit the great outdoors for a spring scavenger hunt. I gave each preschooler a picture list of some spring items to find, such as daffodils starting to poke through the ground and buds on the trees.
They had fun hunting for each item on the list. The toughest one to find? Bugs. It was just too chilly to spot many of the little critters today.
What ways have you been welcoming spring?
Chris Carter says
SO FUN!!! I always take the kids on a nature hunt around this time and have a list of the signs of spring they need to identify. They run all over the place and love to find the “treasures” on the hunt! 🙂
Isn’t it fun watching them discover things on your walks? I loved when my son started trying to find things faster than his sister… Usually he sits back and lets her take the lead. This time they were both hunting.
Donna DM Yates says
How fun. I’ve been fascinated with ants since forever. There’s just something about watching them hurrying to and fro and how smart they are.
I love the idea of the picnic lunch on the floor – just way to cute.
My kids LOVE bugs. (I don’t know where they get it from…) This was a very simple book,perfect for their level.
Ginny Marie says
I love having indoor picnics! I used to do that all the time with my kids. Spring is coming!
Indoor picnics are fun — we just have the dog to contend with instead of ants! 🙂