Sunday, March 27, 2011

Signs of Spring

Try explaining to a five year old that it really is now spring, despite the fact that there is still lots of snow on the ground and it is barely getting above freezing!

We finally came to the compromise that we would call this "early spring" since my son says, "it's just starting to be not winter."

To celebrate the new season we have been reading a bunch of spring themed children's book. I thought it would be great way to get him excited about the warmer days to come. Unfortunately, the books just gave my five year old some good ammunition in proving that, in fact it is NOT spring. "See we don't have flowers blooming. Our grass isn't green. We don't have our umbrellas out because we have SNOW not rain."

Ahhh...sometimes those teachable moments are turned against us!

None the less, we have been on the hunt for 'Signs of Spring' and luckily for us, this project will continue for at least a month more! We are going to add photographs to our nature journal to document what we find.

So far we have found puddles, mud, melting snow, and brown grass....

Puddles - on the days it does get above freezing!

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

Melting snow and dead brown grass!
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." ~Henry Van Dyke

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