This week Exploring Outdoors post is Hunting for Spring in our garden. Last week I posted about our adventures in the snow in our garden where temperatures were -4 degrees centigrade. A week later and we've been out today and the thermometre is reading 13 degrees centigrade what a difference a week makes.
So we've been looking for Spring as we know it's just around the corner and J and I have spent some time looking at pictures of signs of spring as well as reading our outdoor book link this week.
Armed with a camera and 2 children we spent a little time looking for flowers and buds around the garden and most of the time either transfering stones from one location to another or jumping in our water filled sand pit.
J spotted the first flower of Spring in the garden - a little yellow crocus hidden in the leaves at the back of the garden. He was so excited to see it although a little disappointed that it wasn't a white snow drop like in his book.
T played with the stones on our edging of the lawn and kept moving stones from there to the deck and then back again - using her indoor play in the garden.
J couldn't resist jumping up and down in his water in the sand pit and I couldn't resist taking lots of picture of him doing it - this is my favourite as can see all the water drops as well.
Our book link this week is Here Comes Jack Frost - this is a really good tie in with the end of winter and looking at spring - it revisits all the winter activities that J has been experiencing and reading about this season and then right at the end introduces Spring - just as we have on our Hunt for Spring today.