Here's a fun task for this week about FABULOUS FLOWERS!
(Lots of letter F for littlies in this task, can you practice writing the word flower and spot other words begining with F?)
What's the weather been like for you? I think it's been windy and cold, lots of the plants which got so happy from all the earlier hot sunshine are now very sad and too cold, some delicate petals have wind burn (where they go brown) and some have got too cold. So I think we all need cheering up from the cold wind (flowers & families included).
Your task is to all pick a bunch of wild flowers or plants, either from your garden or on a walk (make sure you ask permission before picking any really special ones, be careful, wash hands, ask parents first!) Have fun arranging them in a vase. Please do send in a photo, a drawing or some writing about them with the names of which flowers they are. These flowers are a gift to celebrate you, as you're all Snape superstars and are doing so brilliantly, but they're also a gift to your families and parents to enjoy and bring cheer to the household. It means you'll also get to learn about flowers while you're at it!
Fun further things to do: can you count the petals and different parts or draw a labeled diagram of them?
It was always one of my favourite jobs as a kid when my mum would send me to pick flowers and make an arrangement for the kitchen table where we all ate :-)
I picked some forget-me-nots which remind me of my Dad and are such a lovely sweet shape and blue colour.
For some inspiration, here are some photos of some amazing beautiful flowers which I planted for a friend over the winter. This time last year, in their garden, there wasn't even a flower bed and now there's all these beautiful flowers in full-bloom! It's so exciting. I made a design and planted them over the winter, so it was a total joy to see the plants doing so well and flowering beautifully. They smell AMAZING too!
What other flowers and names can you learn this week? These ones pictured are rose, honeysuckle, sea thrift (the bright pink one) and thyme (shown together), my bunch of forget-me-nots and a fox glove :-) Bees love them all :-)
What names would you give the flowers? My friend in Chile says that over there, honeysuckle is called 'Mother Jungle!' what a cool name! It can grow like a little jungle, have you seen it in the forest climb up trees?
Which flowers can you spot and learn on your walks? How would you describe them? Write it as a list, it might make a fun poem :-)