Pots of gold, shamrock cookies, and planting clover were some of the fun we had in our There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Nature Book Club!
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Nature Book Club Discussion
This month our nature book club was inspired by the book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! by Lucille Colandro. This is another book in the crazy "Little Old Lady Who Swallowed A..." series.
While I don't recommend swallowing clover, much less birds and pots, the kids cracked up at the crazy antics of the little old lady. This little old lady loves to swallow things for silly reasons, but it always works out in the end. This book had it all including a leprechaun and rainbows to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Nature Book Club Snacks
At our nature book club, homeschool moms volunteer to bring snacks.
This month the moms brought in green healthy snacks like grapes and celery. But, they also brought in some fun snacks that weren't quite so healthy.
We had shamrock (clover) cookies and rainbow fruit tape!
To decorate we used green tablecloths, rainbow napkins and black pots filled with snacks and gold! (Well, at least they looked like gold coins!)
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Nature Book Club Activities
This month we decided to focus on the clover -- not so much the swallowing part, but the planting and growing of clover.
We started out with mini black pots just like the lady swallowed. Aren't they adorable?
The kids packed their pots with gold, I mean potting soil, to get reading for their sprouting clover.
We needed some clover sprouts to go in our pots, so we made some sprout houses.
This is a fun idea that is really simple. To make a sprout house, you need:
- plastic zipped bag
- cotton balls
Wet your cotton balls. Wrap a seed in a cotton ball and place it in your bag. Seal the bag. Then tape the bag to a window, so the seeds can get sunlight.
In a few days, you will begin to see little sprouts that you can then transfer to a pot or the outdoors. We had a lot of fun learning about shamrocks and how to grow them.
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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Online Nature Book Club
We had so much fun with our sprouting party school that we decided to extend it to more fun the rest of the month!
Go on a nature trek with us based on There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover.
During this online book club, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery about the clover, shamrocks, St. Patrick's Day, and more. We will find ways to learn by experiencing parts of the book through arts and crafts.
We will add a little nature study magic dust and go on outdoor adventures into nature.
At the conclusion of the story, we'll throw a party and celebrate this little green plant!
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Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…
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