Springtime activities part 1


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Springtime activities part 1

  1. 1. Springtime activities for kids (Part 1)www.fridayschildmontessori.com
  2. 2. Children grow up so fast and this might be your second springtime for your children at Friday’s Child Montessori.
  3. 3. The changing seasons arenature’s way of marking the passing of time, andit’s fun for children to do special activities for each one.
  4. 4. And for parents, it’s away of savouring the time you have with your children – it goes by so fast!
  5. 5. Even the teachers at our Montessori centresometimes marvel at justhow quickly children growup and head out to “big school” after a few happy years with us.
  6. 6. Putting the maudlinramblings about the passingof time aside, what are some springtime activities that you can do with your children to help themexplore the season and learnmore about the world around them?
  7. 7. as well as having fun and trying some new activitiesafter the cooler weather of winter.
  8. 8. Even though winters here on the Gold Coast aren’t as cold as they are further south, it’sstill nice to see the backof them and the start of the warmer weather!
  9. 9. So what are the bestspringtime activities for kids?
  10. 10. Set out a bird table
  11. 11. Birds are more activeduring springtime, as thisis the time of year when they build nests and raise their chicks.
  12. 12. (Hint: this can be a goodway to introduce some ofthe facts of life, even if“birds and bees” are a bit of a cliché!).
  13. 13. Help the birds by setting out a bird table withfood for them – it’s agreat way to use up old crusts.
  14. 14. You can also set outnest-building material for the birds to use. Thisshould include things like strands of wool, tinyscraps of fabric left over after cutting out and hairs from the hairbrush.
  15. 15. Watch the birds – ifyou’re feeling confident, you can try identifying them.
  16. 16. If you’re really lucky, you might have one ofAustralia’s quirky bower birds in your neighbourhood.
  17. 17. If you do, then you might want to set out some objects for the male bower bird to use as he builds his bower to attract the female.
  18. 18. The Satin Bowerbird is very particular aboutwhat he uses and lovesblue objects – he’s a glossy blue-black in colour himself.
  19. 19. Or perhaps you can just talk about these birds if you aren’t lucky enough to have them nearby, andchildren can build their own pretend bowers in the garden – these make good little houses for dolls and small toys.