It’s Thanksgiving in the US next week and that means we are seeing a lot of cornucopias (also called Horn of Plenty) in gifts and decorations. But cornucopias were being used long before anyone had heard about Thanksgiving – the Ancient Greeks were the first we know of who made cornucopias to show off their harvest of food and flowers. Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Sophie and Sadie are wandering through a pumpkin patch – just in time for Halloween! There are lots of different kinds of pumpkins – some are better for eating and some are better for carving. They are native to North America, but now they are grown on every continent except for Antarctica! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Yay for Spring! Beautiful yellow flowers everywhere – dandelions and daffodils. Although daffodils also come in white and orange and even lime-green and pink! Daffodils bring happiness – and they also bring poison! Make sure you put them in a vase of their own or the sap in their stalk will kill the other flowers. Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
It’s spring! Dandelions are such a fun happy sign of spring. Not so long ago, people used to want dandelions to grow in their yards! They are useful as food, medicine, and dye for coloring. The name comes from the French and means ‘teeth of the lion’ because the leaves are jagged like a lion’s teeth! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Some people like to feed the birds in the winter so they can enjoy seeing them up close. Other people think that it’s better for the birds to find their own food! What kind of birds and how many come to eat all depends on what kind of seeds you put in the feeder. There are birds that like to eat from bird feeders and birds that like to eat what they find on the ground. One of the tricky things […]
Such a beautiful and fun time of year! All of the beautiful colors and the crunch sounds when you walk through the leaves. And, of course, jumping in leaf piles! Did you know that the color that we see in the fall is actually the true color of the leaf? The summer sun mixes with something called chlorophyll in the leaves that makes the leaf green – but when the sun isn’t as strong and we move towards Fall, the […]
One of the fun things to do where we live in the Fall is to go apple picking – and apple tasting! There are so many different kinds of apples in the world that if you tasted a different kind every day it would take you 20 years to taste them all! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
It’s that time of year with the squirrels running around gathering up acorns for the winter. Squirrels, woodpeckers, and deer eat acorns – and people can too! But not straight off the oak tree…unless you want a tummy ache. People have to either cook the acorns or soak them in water for a long time to make them safe to eat. Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
For some people hay season may mean allergies – for farmers it means getting food stored for the winter for their animals – for the rest of us it means all the lovely things that come with fall…including hay rides! Sometimes tractors pull the wagon and sometimes it’s horses. Hay is the name for dried grass. Farmers pile it into hay stacks, roll it into round bales, or squash it into rectangular shaped blocks. Click on the image below, or […]
Seeds for growing new trees grow in the pine cone. They start off soft and green and sticky and then grow into hard brown cones to protect the seeds. After a few years, they open up and the wind blows the seeds out! Pine cones come in all different sizes – from as small as your little finger to as long as your arm and from weighing almost nothing to weighing 10 pounds! The ones Sophie and Sadie found look […]