Monday, February 27, 2012

Sensory Exploration

Montessori Monday

Posted by PicasaI cleared off the dying Valentine's roses today and let the girls explore them in the backyard. They quickly discovered that, though the outside petals were dry and crunchy, the inside petals were soft and wet. They pulled some tops off to throw as balls. They floated several petals around the yard. They pretended to be Romeo and Juliette (well, we're not quite that literate...Gnomeo and Juliette, actually.)

My roses were already de-thorned, so I just divided them in half and set them on two trays -- one for each girl. I briefly showed my three year old how to pull off one petal at a time, but then I busied myself with other activities and let them explore on their own.


Deb Chitwood said...

What a simple, yet wonderful idea for those dying roses! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

The Monko said...

I was going to do this, but didn't get flowers for valentines day (can't complain, I did get a lovely necklace). I guess I'll have to go but my own so my son can explore flower play.