Monday, May 2, 2011

Fun in the Garden

This morning we read A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis.

This is a simple book with great illustrations. It teaches basic opposite concepts and has a great gate-fold displaying the whole garden of opposites. Very cute. We enjoyed it, and it had some new opposites that Alex didn't know.

After reading the book we made a little flower garden of our own. We used construction paper, Do A Dot paints and cupcake liners. Alex painted the cupcake liners
 I had cut out "stems and leaves" out of construction paper. Alex glued them all on a piece of blue paper.
He added a yellow pom-pom to the center of the flowers and I guided him in making a short caterpillar and a long snake with his Do A Dots, just like in the book. 

This afternoon we had a fun time playing outside. Alex searched for bugs. He "caught" a earth worm.

He decided to make a birdie after hearing a crow "cawing." He made it out of sticks. I was impressed. Maybe he has a future as a sculpture artist.


  1. We are going to check out this book. The craft looks like fun too! Thanks :)

  2. Very nice project for the spring time! Again thank you for joining us at The Sunday Showcase!