Something for the Weekend – Spotting Spring

With the appearance in our playroom of a peacock butterfly, celandine underfoot in the fields, catkins dangling and crocuses in abundance it is clear that Spring is here! Last week we started planting vegetable seeds to get the season off to a good start, this weekend we are going Spring spotting!

The Nature Detectives website from the Woodland Trust is a fantastic resource for Earth friendly families who like getting out and about. Its download bank is, quite simply, fabulous!

This weekend we shall be

1. Going on a ‘Spring Texture Trail’ to feel some tickly lichen, some prickly pine needles and some sticky buds.

2. Making a journey stick

3. Making a butterfly mobile

We may also make some symmetrical butterfly pictures by folding a piece of paper in half, unfolding it and painting some lovely patterns on one side before folding it back over, pressing down to print the image and then opening it back up! If we really get into the spirit we might marble some paper in some lovely spring colours and, when it’s dry, cut out some flower and butterfly shapes. I’ll post our results next week!

So, what are you and yours up to this weekend? Have you a post you can share with us to give us ideas for games to play, places to visit, things to make, stories to share? We are building up a lovely ideas bank from previous weeks and I will be popping a few of our favourites into a forthcoming round-up post to give you some lovely link back love!

Pop any posts onto the blue blob (old posts are VERY welcome!)


Filed under Crafts, Days Out, Family Fun, Get Crafty, Sharing Nature With Children, Something for the Weekend

6 responses to “Something for the Weekend – Spotting Spring

  1. LOVE the sound of the journey sticks! HOORAY! WOW! AND YAY!



  2. Love the blue blob Chris! Every week, I am amazed at the amount of life you get through! have a great w/e spring watching!

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  4. Love all the ideas. We have lovely woods and fields round us where we live. We shall definitely be going on a trail. Super ideas

  5. I subscribe to the Nature detectives, love them, so many ideas and things to do.
    Just wish this awful weather would brighten up a bit. x

  6. What beautiful ideas! The butterfly mobile sounds lovely x

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