Monday, May 16, 2011

Flower Press

It was a beautiful Autumn day today, so the children and I went for a walk around our street collecting flowers with the intention to press some of them.

Finn chose which flowers he wanted to press and arranged them carefully on the blotting paper. If you don't have a flower press you can press flowers and leaves between two sheets of paper and leave them inside the pages of a heavy book for a few weeks (more info about flower pressing here). 

With the left over flowers, sticks and leaves we collected- Finn went into the garden with a metal mixing bowl, a wooden spoon and some plastic measuring cups and made his very own garden soup (using dirt, sand, water and what ever else he could find). He enjoyed getting grubby while mixing, experimenting and role-playing.

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