Credit for this idea goes to my two year old! She has been "planting" the flowers into these styrofoam-filled pots on her own for a couple weeks now (ever since we had them out for our word flowers). As I watched her "planting," I realized what a great fine motor activity this is! So I made up a tray as an invitation for both her and her to "plant" flowers and strengthen those small muscles during "school" time.
Corinne spent so much time planting and arranging flowers. :) And since we're all about "finding the teachable moments" here, she also named the colors and counted the flowers she planted. Wish I would have seen this cute Spring Flower Math Game from Fun-a-Day before we did this- it would have been perfect for my my preschooler! I think we'll have to leave the tray out try it next week.
So simple, yet it promotes a variety of beneficial objectives: fine motor skills, creativity, and math concepts-- and it was all her idea! :)
More flowery ideas we've tried:
See my Spring Pinterest Board for even more seasonal ideas!
Where I love to share and gather ideas:
Thanks for stoppin' by, please don't be a stranger!