Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Littles Learning Link Up: April Showers Brought May Flowers Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

It is hard to believe it is May again already. And, I am sure you have all heard the saying, "April showers bring May flowers." I know around here, that sure is true. We are finally seeing flowers popping up and brightening up the outside world. What better month to have a round up filled with flower crafts and activities! So, I invite you to relax and peruse this post and perhaps you will find some new ideas you would like to try with your children.

April Showers Brought May Flowers Round Up

Crafts Using Real Flowers

Flower Petal Suncatcher from Messy Little Monster
Nature Art Project for Young Children from Uno Zwei Tutu
Homemade Pressed Flower Vase/Pencil Holder from Crafty Moms Share
Dried Flower Bird Craft from ZingZingTree

Lily Coloring in Oil Pastels for Kids from My Bright Firefly
Real Flower Discovery Bottle from Little Bins for Little Hands
Preschool Painting With Flowers from The Jenny Evolution
Connecting Art & Nature: Flower Craft for Kids from EDventures With Kids

Flower Crafts

Paper Plate Rainbow Garden from ZingZingTree

Fingerprint Flowers Craft from Kids Activities Blog
Easy Flower Craft from Kids Activities Blog
Spring Flower Box Craft from Inspiration Laboratories 
Popsicle Stick Flower from Raising Little Superheroes 

Twig and Cereal Craft for Kids from Non Toy Gifts
Torn Paper Flowers from 3 Dinosaurs

Paper Roll Flowers from 3 Dinosaurs
Flower Art for Toddlers from Mama's Happy Hive
Bubble Wrap Flowers from Royal Baloo

Easter Egg Crafts for After Easter (Egg Flower Craft) from Use Resources Wisely
Spring Flowers Art Project from Greatly Blessed
Parts of a Flower Sunflower Craft from Tots and Me. . . Growing Up Together
Celery Rose Paintings from A Moment in Our World

Flowery Projects

DIY Flower Shoes from ZingZingTree
DIY Magnetic Flower Clips from Kinder Craze
Paper Plate Flower Wreaths from 3 Dinosaurs
Spring Tree from Susan's Homeschool Blog

Flower Themed Learning Activities

Beginning Letter Sounds Flower Matching Game from Inspiration Laboratories 
Counting Flowers With Number Circles from Inspiration Laboratories
Finding Spring ABC Letters Game from My Bright Firefly 

Free Flower Learning Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Spring Coloring Page and Rhyming Activity from What Do We Do All Day?
Printable Fraction Flowers from Teach Beside Me

Flower Themed Sensory Activities

Playing With Flowers from Crafty Moms Share
Spring Flower Sensory Soup from Crafts on Sea
5 Activities for Kids to do With Dying Flowers from A Crafty Living
Flowers and Bean Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs
Simple Fresh Flower Playdough from Crafts on Sea

Flower Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs
Flower Science and Art Activity For Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands
Flower Sensory Soup from Living Life and Learning
Spring STEM for Preschool: Flower Construction Challenge from The Preschool Toolbox
Spring Flower Garden Sensory Play from The Jenny Evolution

Colorful Science and Art Experiment for Spring from Fun-A-Day
Blooming Paper Flowers Experiment from Teach Beside Me
Coloring Flowers - Science Experiment from A Moment in Our World
Flower Experiment from Susan's Homeschool Blog

Flower Snacks

Flower Cupcakes from Susan's Homeschool Blog
April Showers Bring May Flowers Muffin Tin Meal from Tots and Me. . . Growing Up Together
Springy Patterns Muffin Tin Meal from Tots and Me. . . Growing Up Together
April Showers Bring May Flowers Muffin Tin Meal (2012) from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
New Life Muffin Tin Meal from Tots and Me. . . Growing Up Together
April Showers Bring May Flowers Muffin Tin Meal (2011) from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 33 wonderful posts linked up. 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts.

  Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

KT from Lit Mama Homeschool shared Why We Homeschool During Summer.

Here are the top clicked-on posts:

Lisa from Syncopated Mama shared Passport to Fun- Africa.

Amanda from Sicily's Heart and Home shared Mother's Day Books and Activities.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

I would love if you could share my button. 


I am linking up here:

Simply Knowledge Homeschool


  1. Thanks for featuring my Passport to Fun post and hope you're having a super week!

  2. These are such cute ideas! Thanks for hosting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

  3. These look like great ideas!! I really want to try the blooming paper experiment with my girls. Thank you for hosting :)


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