Spring has sprung week!

spring leavesWell, it’s officially spring, even if it doesn’t feel like it outside.  This week we’re going to celebrate Spring!

Monday- Order your books from the library. Download Grieg’s To The Spring, Vivaldi’s “Spring”, The Four Seasons, Strauss’s Voices of Spring and Mendelssohn’s “Spring Song”, Songs Without Words.  Make “A Tree in Spring” : glue spring colored tissue paper cut or torn in very small pieces to a picture of a tree.

Tuesday: Tuesday Treats-make Spring Chick cake pops or “dirt cups”.

Wednesday: Go to the library and pick up your books. Take a nature walk. What signs of spring are visible in your area?

Thursday:  Make a rain gauge to go in your garden, measuring and marking an old peanut butter jar. Decorate with paint and stickers as you see fit. Do a “Drip Drop Splash” art project. This is done by drawing a spring themed picture on paper with markers and using an eyedropper or medicine syringe to drop water on your picture. Do this outside or in the kitchen.

Friday: It’s Good Friday! Plant your garden! It’s been tradition in our area to plant on Good Friday, which I’ve heard is why so many used to get school and work off, as they were needed to put in the family garden. I don’t know if this is true or not, but it makes a lot of sense to me.  If you have a sizeable garden, this will probably take most of your day. If you don’t, you’ll have time to do a Spring Pastels art project today. You can use regular chalk, if you don’t have actual pastels. Draw another spring themed picture on paper with chalk. There are two ways to do this: wet the paper beforehand with a spritzer filled with water, or draw then spray. Experiment and see which one you like better.  Attend your church’s services. We’re going to pass on family movie night as a Good Friday sacrifice.

Saturday: It’s family fun day. This Saturday, March 30,2013 there will be an Easter Flowers walk at Birmingham Botanical Gardens featuring a storyteller and walk. The walk starts at 2pm and is suitable for all ages.

Have fun this week!

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