Inspired by Jean's post the other day, I asked the kids if they wanted to do a science experiment yesterday when they came home from camp. "Yes!" was the resounding answer, although Stella suddenly got worried and asked me if we were going to need to hurt any animals to do the experiment. Um, no. Instead, we each picked a daisy from the garden and then put each daisy in a separate glass. I put red food coloring in mine, Stella used blue and Roxanne used yellow.
I asked the kids to make some predictions first about what might happen once the daisies went into the colored water. Here they are. Stella seems to be worrying about things dying.
Our CSA is in full force now and this week we picked our share of flowers for the first time this summer. We got 15 stems total so I let each of the older girls choose 7 and Josephine and I picked one. Notice the short vase (a creamer I found at the dump a few years ago). Why do kids always cut the stems so short!
I actually hate that word, but there you go. Josephine has become attached to a purple lovey – basically a head with a small blanket as a body. We've named hers "Mr. Purples" now before she has any say in the matter, "Purps" for short. There will be a little sidebar in the book about making these.