We can't get enough of tulips around here.
|Recycled pizza box tulips & brown paper bag pot|
It's our own tulip frenzy. We're on day two of making tulips using the recycled frozen pizza box from yesterday's lunch. We cut open the box and colored the inside. It sounds gross, I know, but the pizza was wrapped in plastic so the box didn't get soiled. A fresh, white piece of cardboard--my favorite! Frozen pizzas are a rarity in our household, but we might just have to get more of them.
|Three cheers for Trader Giotto's, especially when mom's exhausted|
Yesterday we colored two giant tulips, one purple, one orange. Today we cut them up. I cut out small purple tulips and Little Mama glued them to our paper bag flower pot. She lost interest after tulip number six and ran away, but for some reason I kept going--gluing away on a tulip quest. What can I say, I love tulips.
|Paint dot flowers|
More paint dots fun. Seriously, she loves these things. Today she requested that I sit down with her and paint. Why, of course! See our collaborative effort above. Dad also got some quality paint time with Little Mama while I was making dinner. They took out the watercolors. I wish I had taken a picture!
I found another poem above from my mom's teaching arsenal back in the day (she also had a cute Shamrock poem), which Little Mama loved. I taped up pictures of a growing seed, sun, and raindrops, which we pointed to as we read the poem.
Flannel board story time!
|Flannel board story - Five Little Speckled Frogs|
Five little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log, eating the most delicious bugs...Yum, yum! One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool. Now there are four little speckled frogs.
Our decoupage sun is still standing. Day three of applying our newspaper and glue -- and the toughest part has been waiting for it to dry between coats. Dry, baby, dry! I can't wait for this sun to shine.