Friday, July 31, 2009

Flower Arranging

With a garden full of big beautiful zinnias, we're finally able to do a Montessori activity I've wanted to do for a while: flower arranging.
Larkin ran out to the garden and brought back five zinnias of different colors.
Miah stripped the leaves off so they would fit in the vase.
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Cut the ends at an angle so the stems can absorb water better.
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Arrange the flowers in a vase.
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And enjoy.
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Nothing earth-shattering. Just a simple exercise in loveliness.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful!--the flowers and the kiddies, of course. :)

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  2. SUCH loveliness! I am thrilled to find your blog. We are an adoptive, homeschooling, chicken-raising family on beloved land in Maine. Happy to make your acquaintance.

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  4. What a great activity. Cyan loves creating flower arrangements and she is REALLY good at it too... like better than me.

    That last picture of your kiddos is so cute. They look so proud!

    Val

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  5. very nice. We don't have but a few zinnias this year...but the boys love to pick bunches of cosmos. They don't require much arranging though, just plop them in the vase :)That last picture is very cute of them

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  6. Zinnia's.. my favorite.
    I gave my little ones Zinnia seeds to plant and didn't look as they were digging and burying.. just yesterday we found them just starting to bloom. What a good surprise for all of us.

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