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!
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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!
There are so many interesting things to learn about Monarch butterflies! Did you know they can fly up to 2,000 miles to spend the winter in Mexico? They can even fly all the way across the Atlantic ocean! But when it comes time to lay their eggs, they fly to North America and look for Milkweed plants. The caterpillars (before they turn into butterflies) can eat a whole leaf off the Milkweed plant in less than 4 minutes! Click on […]
It’s almost summer! and that means it’s time to start the garden. Actually, we probably should have started a few weeks ago, but better late than never! Sophie and Sadie are trying to decide which seeds to buy. What are your favorite vegetables? Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Artists connected to an art movement called Art Nouveau believed that even things that we use every day like windows and lamps and houses should be beautiful works of art. Louis Comfort Tiffany (his father owned the famous jewelry store) was famous for using pieces of different colored glass all glued together to make windows and lamps look like paintings. He used glass that was colored so you couldn’t see through it but the sun light (or the light bulb) […]
Did you know that honey bees are responsible for pollinating about 80% of all of the fruits, vegetables, and seeds in the United States? There is a lot of concern lately because the honey bee population is getting smaller. One of the problems is that there are more and more places that honey bees can’t live because there aren’t enough flowers and yummy things for them to eat. Glad these bees are finding some pollen (that is what is sticking […]
It’s so fun to see Sadie’s photos of her trip to Arizona! It’s funny that the fruit of a Prickly Pear is more often called a ‘fig’ than a ‘pear’ and in Spanish it’s called Tuna! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!