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Wild flowers

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Wild flowers

What to do with this activity?

From spring and right through the summer months there are so many wild flowers to be seen, even in our cities. Encourage your child to get to know the most common flowers. Look out for less common varieties. There are clear photos and lots of information on Zoe Devlin's great website Wild Flowers of Ireland. You can even look up plants by their colour!

Why not buy a little notebook for your budding enthusiast and get them to write the names of wild flowers they have spotted, as well as where and when they found them? See how long their list can be in quite a short time. 

Pressing flowers can appeal both to children interested in science and collecting specimens, and to an artistic child who wants to make cards or pictures.  Here's a video showing you one way of pressing flowers, in a microwave. This activity must be supervised of course.

 

 

 

  • Why am I doing this?

    Writing is like a muscle – the more your child practices it the stronger their writing ability will become. You child is also more likely to write about things they like or are interested in – writing is a way to express yourself and using writing in this way can be more meaningful to a child.

  • How can I do more?

    Writing is like a muscle – the more your child practices it the stronger their writing ability will become. You child is also more likely to write about things they like or are interested in – writing is a way to express yourself and using writing in this way can be more meaningful to a child.

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