In keeping with our planting and growing theme we took a visit to a flower shop this morning. Then we came home and started to make our own.
Pipe cleaners, tissue paper, scissors and sticky tape was all we used. Cut a rectangle of tissue paper and gently push a pipe cleaner through the middle of the shape. Stick some tape round the underside and job done.
If you're not a fan of messy activities then this one is pretty mess free. There was certainly no need to wear aprons! We made quite a few of these flowers in different colours to stock our flower shop.
Then boy made a sign for the shop - I helped out with the writing.
Then all it took was two small coffee tables, two pieces of fabric, some paper cups, ribbon and a toy till and we had our very own flower shop.
Boy's colouring skills are still developing! He was interested in naming the letters that he knows.
There were loads of things to learn about whilst we were playing with the shop. Counting the number of flowers the customer wants, tying them into bunches, picking out different colours, using pretend money to do some simple sums, plus loads more stuff I probably didn't even notice. It was lots of fun too!