- clay pot with saucer
- craft art paint and paint brush, Q-Tip, or sponge
- flower bulb (preferably a lily, but we used tulips because they were on sale at Wal-Mart!)
- create a “safe” place to paint
- allow your child to decorate their pot
- let the paint dry – very important!
- have your Tot spoon dirt into their painted pot 1/2 full
- place bulbs inside the pot
- cover bulbs with dirt
- GENTLY water! (not that any of ours spilled all over the floor!)
- Wait and watch for the beauty to emerge!
- several packages of different sized garden seeds
- Seed Math Booklet from Homeschool Share
Help your Tot count the correct number of seeds for each circle. Help them count the total number of seeds for the answer.
Directions: Divide your seeds up. But do not give him an overwhelming amount of seeds to separate into groups.
They boys colored a lily with markers, though I meant for them to practice pointillism, where you allow your child to act like Monet by giving them a Q-Tip and allow have them paint the picture with tiny dots. I suggest doing a search on Google to find a printable that you like.
For more ideas head on over to Homeschool Share where you can complete and entire lapbook devoted to The Parable of the Lily! Want to see what's coming next (and books we've done in the past)? Click here to see our Once Upon a Book webpage!