Another activity that combines flowers and sensory exploration is this frozen flower activity. Using an ice cube tray, place flowers of different colors in each square, add water, and freeze overnight. The next day, you will have ice cubes filled with flowers for children to explore.
This activity can be done in a large bin so that children can explore together, or in individual bowls for children to work individually. Invite children to use magnifying glasses to look closely at the flowers, and encourage them to notice how the ice melts into puddles of water. Click here to find more information about setting up this activity, along with a few other toddler-friendly activities for exploring flowers.
Another easy way to enjoy the Spring season is to simply get outside! Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic or talk a walk around your yard or through your neighborhood. Encourage children to look at the bright colors of the flowers, and the moving shadows as sunlight shines through the trees. Being outdoors, even just for a few minutes, can help to increase peacefulness for you and the children in your care!