Even though we had a late, slow start to spring, we started our Growing Gardens theme May 1st. With so many gray skies and cool, rainy days, it was hard to get into the gardening frame of mind despite gardening being one of my favorite activities. May 1st was actually a beautiful day to be outside which was perfect for making soil collages and digging in the dirt.
Each month we start out with writing our names. It was extra fun to practice letters with “dirt writing”. The kids dipped their fingers in brown paint and traced over their letters.
Digging in Dirt
I don’t think there’s a better sensory play activity than digging in the garden! There’s plants, worms, and bugs! Plus it keeps them really busy! They love it. The weeds in our garden are already thriving so we dug some out to feed to the rabbits.
Digging holes takes muscles! We collected some soil in containers for our soil collages.
We could have done this art indoors if it was rainy but once it’s nice, we like to be out as much as possible. Before long it will be too hot.
Squeezing glue and sprinkling (or shoveling!) dirt.
I encouraged them to