Sunday, February 23, 2014

Boredom Buster: Day 7

Spring out of winter!

Print out the final day's Boredom Buster here.
And have a good time when you go back to school.


It might not feel like spring yet, but it is on the way!

Go for a walk to your nearest park or wood.
How many signs of spring can you see?

Signs of spring

Can you see
Birds  nesting?
twigs with buds on them where the leaves will soon grow?
Spring flowers?

Colour hunting

Sometimes the winter can seem very gloomy and colourless, but how many colours can you find?

Try to spot a natural object for every colour of the rainbow and write or draw what it is below. If you are out with someone else, who can find the rainbow first?

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo (Dark blue)
  • Violet (Purple)


Make some spring flowers

There are lots of ways of doing this.
Stalks can be made of straw or strips of cardboard or twisted paper.
Flowers can have bottle top or egg box centres, and petals made of coloured paper or paper cup cake cases. It is up to you.

You could make a vase to put your flowers in or stick them to a strip of cardboard to make a flower meadow frieze

Make a rainbow mosaic picture

Look through some magazines and junk mail and cut out areas of every colour of the rainbow until you have a pile of scraps of each colour.

Stick them in a rainbow shape in the right order to make your own rainbow picture like this one.

The people of the Bible were just as keen to see the end of winter as we are.
One poet in the Bible wrote these words:

“the winter is past,
   the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
   the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtle-dove
   is heard in our land.”  Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Think of the signs of spring you’ve seen today and remember them when it still seems wintry and cold – Spring really is just around the corner!

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