I absolutely love spring bulbs, and planting and arranging them can be so much fun, and such a lovely creative experience for both adult and child.
what you need…
- spring bulbs
- tea cups
- flower pots
- empty clean jam jars
what to do…
- depending on whether you are wanting to display the bulb through the glass jar/vase or flowerpot/tea cup will depend whether you decide to display in soil or bulb and roots exposed
- my personal favourite is to plant in soil if planting up in a tea cup/flower pot and leave exposed if using glass jar or glass vase
- take your bulbs, being delicate with the roots and place into chosen container, add soil, and press moss gently on top or leave exposed
- place in a light place inside the home, and water often…watch the bulb create a stem, bud and flower..and one of the best things about most spring bulbs is the smell – so fresh, new and hopeful
into a little dream adventure…
- looking at spring bulbs and flowers, how many can you find on your walks, in the garden, at the garden centre?
- a spring bulb flower is the perfect sensory experience – what colours can you see? do you like the smell? how do the petals differ from one another? which is your favourite spring flower?
- drawing a still life from nature with water colours – looking at shape, colour blends, structure…plenty of opportunity of mathematical language to be used here, height, shape, length, small, big, little, large, how many etc
- writing a list of all the spring bulbs and matching magazine cuttings of various spring flowers to the words. To extend that by drawing your own impression of the flower