This weekend, Olivia received a plant during Children’s Time at church, and she has been very diligent about watering it! In fact, I think she asks to water it about 5 times a day!
Since she has become such a fan of gardening, we did some planting today! Before beginning our planting, we read the book What Does a Garden Need? by Judy Nayer.
Olivia loved learning how to plant her own garden. Following the book, she was excited to plant some Cosmos seeds that she received for Easter. The kit came with a disk of soil that required you to add water to it.
After mixing the soil with a plastic spoon, we scooped it into the container that the kit came with. Her favorite step was planting – and watering – the seeds. We’re excited to see how they look as they grow.
After planting, we began a ladybug craft, since ladybugs are friends of the garden. For this craft, I cut apart the sections of an egg container. Olivia had fun choosing the colors that she wanted to use to paint her lady bugs. She decided on red, blue, and green.
* This craft was inspired by one found here. http://www.housingaforest.com/ladybug-craft-ideas/