As April showers bring May flowers, I wanted to do a series on Iowa’s wildflowers. To start this series, I thought it would be a good idea to start with the basics of what a flower is and what the first flowers to bloom are. To start, we’ll break down the parts of a flower. Read More »

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Since the first day of spring was over the weekend our blog of the week was about traditions of spring and what says spring more than rain? So our craft of the week is a raindrop suncatcher. This craft is a little more involved and requires some help from parents but the end result is Read More »

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Spring is the season of growth and regeneration and the hours of sunlight get longer. Some people celebrate the spring equinox and every country celebrates it differently. Here in the United States, most people celebrate Easter in one form or another. The Easter Bunny and Easter eggs are always a big hit. There is even Read More »

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With yesterday being Groundhog Day, I decided we should be able to make our own Punxsutawney Phil. Now you can have your own groundhog too! Let’s start with the supplies you will need.   Supplies: Brown paper, white paper, black paper Scissors Glue Pencil if you want to draw before you cut   Step 1: Read More »

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Today is Groundhog Day!  Phil saw his shadow so six more weeks of winter it is. But did you know, Punxsutawney Phil has his own club? There is a whole club plus an inner circle who support Phil and throw a party every year for Groundhog Day. This year it will be virtual but they Read More »

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It’s officially spring, and that means that I officially want to get outside. I can’t always get outside, because sometimes the computer ropes me in to work, but I am thankful that I have a job that I get outside more than most. If you’re looking for something to do with the kiddos when you Read More »

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colored winter scene

When you sit down to color a picture, it’s usually pretty obvious what you’re coloring. What’s fun about folding pictures is that you have to finish it before you can see exactly what you’ve done. As we transition from winter into spring, we thought it would be timely to create a folding picture that encompasses Read More »

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Graphic that says spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush

The sunshine is more powerful and begins to melt the snowy walk, although the slush freezes again at night. The days lengthen, but Daylights Savings Time makes the more morning come later. Birds start their journeys north, but have to stop and wait for a few more days before they can find enough food to Read More »

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