I've been carrying the theme of the dandelion through circle and story at the preschool this month and wanted to incorporate a project to go with it. Thinking back to an earlier experiment, I thought it would be fun to try pounding dandelions. It's a good flower to work with as we have an abundance of them in our yard and there would be plenty for all 21 children to work with.
O Dandelion, yellow as gold, what do you do all day? “I just wait here in the tall, green grass, ’till the children come to play.” O Dandelion, yellow as gold, what do you do all night?“ I wait and wait, while the cool dew falls, and my hair grows long and white.”And what do you do when your hair grows white, and the children come to play? “They take me in their dimpled hands, and blow my hair away!”
What I made for the nature table...
Also, I think I'll have to try making Lisa's dandelion bread and jelly for snack one day.