Welcome back to another post in the Nature Walk and Book Pairing Series. My hope is that you’ll find fun ways to connect the books you read with nature. The Dandelion Seed by Joseph Anthony couldn’t be a better choice for this series.
This beautifully illustrated book shows the life cycle of a Dandelion. There is so much you can talk about, explore, and see with just this one book and in all four seasons!
Activities for The Dandelion Seed:
- Take a walk and observe what is happening. Discuss the wind, leaves falling, seeds blowing, etc.
- Create a collage of all the things you find on the ground during your walk.
- Take a walk and talk about what you see. What are the plants doing? Are there many plants? Where do you think they are?
- Think about the animals too. Discuss hibernation.
- Start a Dandelion journal. Draw pictures as the dandelions begin to emerge and change. Be sure to watch closely for the flower to change back to seeds. What are the differences?
- Flowers/Nectar: You can talk about how flowers have nectar the butterflies and bees eat. Observe a butterfly or bee in a flower.
- Plant flowers. Mark on your calendar when they should bloom. Check on them each day, water them often. Talk about what you see happening.
- Discuss the seasons. Draw pictures of the four seasons. Talk about how things in your backyard change during each season.
I hope you enjoy this incredible book and the journey of a Dandelion Seed! Please let me know what other fun activities you came up with to go along with this book. I’d also love to hear your suggestions for other books to go with this series.
Just in case you missed last week’s post, check out Raindrops Roll!
Until next time,