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There are two tissue paper crafts that connect well with this book. First, there’s the classic tissue paper flowers, they’re no-mess and easy to make. The second option is to make a rainbow garden with tissue paper squares and glue; much messier, but there’s a lot of variation in how you can stick the tissue flowers to the paper garden.
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Take a field trip to the garden store and spend some time looking at the seed packets. If you’ve got younger kids, discuss the different colors on the packets. With older kids, take turns reading the information on the packets.
If you’re using this book during a class or storytime, bring in several copies of the book and seed packets that match the flowers shown in the book. See if the kids can match the packet to the flower. Next open the seed packets and pour some of each seed into small containers. Which seeds are the smallest? The largest? Use this information to make a chart of flowers by seed size.