I am the Sun -
And I bear with my might
The earth by day, the earth by night
I hold her fast, and my gifts I bestow
To everything on her, so that it may grow:
Man and stone, flower and bee
All receive their light from me.
~ Ch. Morgenstern
...the children are enjoying bringing in bits of nature and displaying them on our table. We've acquired many seashells, twigs, crab shells, mushrooms, stones, and a few cicada shells!For this reason, I keep the display at a height where the older children can place things on their own.
...a vignette from one of this month's fingerplays....it's a simple song about a little frog who leaps from his log onto a child's homemade sailboat...the ship goes topsy turvy and eventually disappears under the clear water. It's been a favorite around here!
I'm still experimenting with plant and vegetable dyes...
Today, I used Turmeric and petals from some Black Eyed Susan flowers in our front yard...
The yield was an instantly bright and vibrant yellow!
Our backyard, about to burst with sunflowers any day now.
The children and I planted them in early April, hoping to give us some shade, beauty, and privacy for our patio.
Our yard is tiny, but we've done a lot with the amount of space we have. It may seem like nothing to some people, but I'm loving it more and more every day.
Some yarn flowers I created from some plant dyed yarn scraps.
Tutorial to follow after I return from my early childhood class:)