Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Treasure Hunt - Finding the Signs of Spring

I suggested to the kids this morning that we walk around our yard and see how many signs of spring we could find. Most of the kids loved the idea, a couple weren't interested and went on with their own play (which involved digging in the dirt.)

Here is my merry band of treasure hunters.

First, we found these little purple flowers. I'm not sure what they're called but they are very small and delicate and pretty.

We found buds on this tree.

There were lots of dandelions.

There were clumps of these little white flowers by the front porch.

There are buds on the lilac bush. . .

. . . and delicate new green leaves on another little bush growing by the fence.

It was a fun way to spend a spring morning.

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  1. Yay for spring! I was hoping to do that here this week. But after the storm we had yesterday, it looks like winter out there again. Hopefully the snow melts quickly and we can look for signs of spring soon!

  2. OOOOhhh. I can't wait for spring to come to us! So jealous!

    Thanks so much for sharing this with For the Kids Friday! I've just posted the next link party. I'd love to have you stop by and join in the fun again this week.

    :)rachel from

  3. Spring showed here and then ran away! Have to say I am not jealous of your dandelions :). Fun nature walk!

  4. No dandelions or little flowers in our part of the woods yet - but it's nice to know they're starting to show up somewhere :)

  5. What fun you all had looking for Spring! Stopping by from Preschool Corner. :)

  6. What a fun way to look for signs of spring. What a fun idea!

    Thanks for linking up to Science Sunday!