Today we had a little Welcome Spring afternoon. It included some time outside taking pictures of the first spring flowers and then some fun making art (which I'll share in another post).
We like to take note of the very first flowers that poke out of the ground each spring. In Colorado it was always crocuses and daffodils. Here is California it's been sour grass and freesias.
The kids used my camera on the macro setting and had such a good time. I was very impressed with some of the pictures they took.
Here are a few from my 6 year old son:
And some from my 9 year old daughter:
It's fun to print these out and put them in each child's Nature Notebook. We also like to try and draw some of the flowers. It can be challenging, but fun to do our best. (The kids always like it when I draw flowers too.)
It is so nice to get outside! We are always reminded about God's marvelous works.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
– Psalm 19:1-4