It’s time for the Nature Book Club again! This month’s theme is wildflowers. Don’t forget to add your link to the linkup at the bottom of this post.
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It’s autumn here, so everything is in shades of red, yellow and brown, the veld grass is starting to get dry, and wildflowers are scarce. I’m looking forward to spring, and cosmos flowers everywhere.
Our book selection was A Treasury of Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker. Not a nature study book, but I have daughters who love fairies, and I’m pretty sure I had a colouring book with these illustrations when I was a little girl.
We used the book during our poetry teatimes, and I wrote my own flower fairy poem as well.
Oh, fairy child in the cosmos flowers
Enrobed in purple, pink and white,
I’ve been waiting here for hours
And still you remain out of sight.
The birds are singing, the breeze is slow;
It’s a perfect fairy holiday.
Blossom to blossom the butterflies go,
Oh, why won’t you come out to play?
We can weave floral crowns and wear flower rings
Fit for the fairy queen’s court.
I do wish I also had gossamer wings–
Alas, those cannot be bought.
These long summer days are no fun spent alone;
Fairy friend, come and frolic with me.
When we are tired, we’ll rest in the sun–
There is nectar and fruit for our tea.
Oh no! Mother’s calling; playtime’s over again,
Might I sojourn here some other day?
I’ll pick a few flowers before I go in
To make Mother’s cosmos bouquet.
We also did some art to go with the poem. We sponged blue and white paint for the sky and used our fingers to make the cosmos flowers. I printed out fairies from some colouring pages I’d downloaded ages ago. We modge podged the fairies onto the canvas, painted them, then added another layer of modge podge afterwards.
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Make sure to check out all the co-hosts’ fabulous posts too.
Miss Rumphius Mixed Media Art from Emily at Table Life Blog
Wildflower Walk and Pressing Flowers from Barbara at Handbook of Nature Study
Wildflowers Nature Study from Jenny at Faith and Good Works
Oregon Nature Study Quiz: Wildflower Edition from Eva at Eva Varga
Wildflower Fairy Poetry & Art Activity from Melanie at Wind in a Letterbox
Flower Fairy Peg Dolls from Cassidy at Freshly Planted
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms Online Book Club from Dachelle at Hide the Chocolate
Wildflowers Unit Study & Lapbook from Tina at Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Fingerprint Painting on Canvas Activity from Katrina at Rule This Roost
DIY Flower Press from Thaleia at Something 2 Offer
Dandelion Life Cycle Learning Activities from Karyn at Teach Beside Me