What To Do Wednesday: Signs Of Spring

daffodil bulbs

We actually found signs of spring! Daffodil bulbs on February 24.

Desperate for an outside activity – and willfully ignoring the lingering mounds of snow and ice, plus a prediction for more tomorrow – the children and I set out this afternoon in search for signs of spring.

I first found the idea a year ago, when we were getting Your Big Backyard magazine from the National Wildlife Federation, publishers of Ranger Rick, which I remember getting as a kid. You can download a nine-space grid with things like daffodils, mud puddles, baby birds and tree buds.

We actually found some!

Once I forced the kids into their shoes and coats (Carla: “Ida wanna go outside!” Eddie: “But-Daaa-aaaaaaaad…..), the hunt was on. Our neighbor’s lilac bush revealed lots of anemic grey-green buds, and we found dozens of inch-high daffodils half a block away and across the street. Then I needed to step back inside to add milk to tonight’s pork chops with country gravy (Thanks, Cooking Light).

Naturally, by then, the kids didn’t want to come back in. (Carla: “Ida wanna go inside! Eddie: “But-Daaa-aaaaaaaad…..)


One response to “What To Do Wednesday: Signs Of Spring

  1. Feb. 25, 2010

    I enjoyed reading your blog! Thanks for sharing and for the shout-out and link to “Your Big Backyard” activity. Nice of you to do that.

    With warmest wishes to you and your family from all of us here at NWF Kids’ Publications,
    Libby Schleichert, Sr. Editor
    Ranger Rick Magazine
    National Wildlife Federation
    Reston, Virginia

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