Inspired by The Lorax

During a walk through the woods, the boys and I found a broken tree branch with some unopened buds on it.  We took it home and stuck it in some water.  The buds are now growing into leaves, and the boys are really enjoying watching a tree bloom {up close}!  

A broken tree branch provides an opportunity for learning

Our branch inspired us to read a book about the importance of taking care of our forests.  Don't you just love The Lorax?  {It is a wonderful Dr.Seuss book with a great message for kids.}

The Lorax... he speaks for the trees

And, of course, we needed a fun and easy snack.  We made cupcakes and topped them with green icing and little "trees" {spearmint leaf candies on pretzel sticks}.

An easy "tree" snack

A walk, a book, and a little sweet treat -- not a bad way to spend a Spring afternoon.  :-)

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

1 comment:

  1. This is such a cute idea, I think we are going to do it! I love your blog.


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