There’s a lot of ‘A’ fun to be had in California, or anywhere on this big planet for that matter! We currently have the opportunity of holding annual passes this year at the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, and before the passes expire, we’re finding ANY reason to make the 45-minute drive as much as possible.
The Australian Garden is located in the far corner of the park, and since we seldom make it there during our visits, we decided THIS was the week to make the trek. I felt a little “clip art happy” the night before, and pieced together a simple page with pictures of native Australian plants for them to find and sketch while at the garden. They were searching for bottle brushes, kangaroo paw, eucalyptus trees, and acacia trees.
*It would be just as good to give kids a blank piece of paper with pencils for them to sketch and label whatever they see.
Today’s ‘A’ lesson included a look at the plants of Australia and a chance observation of busy ants! It was an engaging way to incorporate all the senses (except taste…no eating the plants!). What an overall success!