DAY 1 NATURE CONVERSATIONS

FLOWERS

28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:28-30

Spring time is a great time to observe flowers. I particularly love bluebonnets and other wildflowers that spring up throughout April. Children are naturally drawn to flowers and will likely pick some for you.

NATURE CONVERSATION

Read the Matthew 6:28-30.  While looking at some flowers, remind your children that God causes these flowers to grow.  He makes beautiful things.  Have your children make observations about the flowers – the detail that God put into each flower.  Take note that these flowers don’t last all year – they come only in their season, yet God considers each flower significant.  Remind your children that God cares for them even more that flowers and He will take care of their every need.

Ask questions.  Why did God make the flowers? Why does He care for them? What purpose do the flowers serve?  These questions can spur on conversation and research.  God made flowers because He is creative and makes variety.  God made the flowers for our enjoyment, for the beauty of them.  Your discussion may lead you to look at how flowers play a part in the ecosystem, with birds and insects, or the life cycle of flowering plants.

NATURE JOURNALING

  • Draw flowers
  • Press flowers and add them to your journal later. The above picture I used a flower press my husband had made and after a few weeks, I covered it with contact paper to better preserve it.
  • Identity types of flowers
  • Make observation about when flowers bloom, when new flowers appear, when they die. Although this would take much more consistent effort, it goes along well with the verse, to see the temporariness of flowers.
  • Take pictures of flowers

NATURE STUDY

  • Learn about the Parts of a Flower.  I recommend the Homeschool Scientist for a printable resource.
  • Learn to Identity Types of Flowers and when they bloom.
  • Edible Flowers.  Did you know Dandelions are edible? Do some research to find out about other edible plants.  You may even have some in your own backyard.
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