The Illinois Prairie has so much for kids to discover. There is so much to learn through discovery. And what kid is not curious about the world around him?
When the seven grands come for a visit from the Great State of Texas, Pa & Oma enjoy the time making discoveries with the kids. There are so many things to discover in the state of Illinois. There are many things to discover in our garden.
Speaking of discovery, The 2nd Annual Pretty Much World Famous Illustration Contest for Children’s Illustrators! is being hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. Draw, create, or paint a children’s picture book illustration that depicts the theme of discovery.
Today, June 26th is the deadline to enter the contest.
I used acrylic paints to create an 8 X 10 illustration of a boy as he discovers a butterfly in the wildflowers on the prairie.
So back to the discovery on the Illinois prairie . . . You have to be quick to keep up with our grandkids. You have to be quick so you don’t miss all of the action.
Looking up, looking down, looking all around, together we discover, grow and learn.
“Did you see the two white cotton tail rabbits, Johannah? Pa is not pleased that they are munching on the lettuce.”
“Watch out for the garden snake, Joshua! It is harmless. You are correct, they do like to eat ants, earthworms, and slugs.”
“Jaxon, what kind of nuts is the squirrel munching on? ”
“You know, Oma; acorns!”
“Henry, what do you know about the pinecones on this Long-needled Pine Tree?”
“The seeds inside the cone will fall out and be carried by the wind.”
“What are you harvesting, Charlotte?”
“Sweet potatoes and corn.”
“Lily, remember when I sent some leaves to you and your kindergarten classmates? The leaves came from this Maple tree.
“Wait up, Lane. Everyone wants to go fishing with you, too.”
Out on the Illinois Prairie, where Pa Perry & Oma Sue and seven sweet, smart and sometimes sassy grandkids, love to discover together.