Spring fever has officially hit! As the weather outside becomes warmer and brighter, the littles want to spend less and less time in the classroom. I confess I’m also eager to take the classroom outside.
We planted numerous flower seeds for our hanging baskets. Our flower pots have always been popular in the past with the humming birds. We added sunflowers to our seed starts this year, that we will transfer to a bird friendly corner of our yard.
Our most creative activity was making bird baths. I found an easy idea at National Wildlife Federation. Aprons on, we dived into painting.
How we made the bird baths:
- Paint a clay pot, turned upside down, with acrylic paint. Allow to dry completely.
- Paint the bottom of a clay saucer. Turn the saucer right side up and sit it on the bottom of the pot. The paint will “glue” it to the pot when it’s dry. Paint the rest of the saucer and let dry completely.
- Place the bird bath in your yard and fill with water.
Some of our favorite school time has been spent reading in the sunshine. Soon the weather should be warm enough to take books and snacks outside on a blanket. We’ll be adding our bird field guide and some binoculars this spring.