We've been inspired by the beautiful daffodils blooming in our yard! To celebrate this sign of early Spring, we sketched the daffodils for a while when the sun was out....
Daffodils have 6 petals, so we drew 6-pointed stars and hexagons to help us with the symmetry.
Our wonderful neighbor loaned us an amazing Waldorf book that is no longer in print and is all in German. It features forms and shapes of plants, animals, minerals.
Next, we drew triangles, squares, 5-pointed stars and 6-pointed stars. Based on the drawings in the book, we sketched out flowers that follow these 3, 4, 5, and 6-petal/leaf patterns.
Then, it was time to color the flowers. If the flowers were blooming outside, we observed them (mostly pansies and daffodils right now!).
We discussed the color variations of each flower as we drew.
We wrote the numbers in Arabic and Roman numerals and the names of the flowers in English. Next week, we will add the names in Spanish and German.