When I was a child, we lived just shy of a mile away from school. Children that lived farther than a mile took a bus, but we walked to and from school every day. Of course, in inclement weather our moms would drive us, but many families did not have 2 cars, so moms car pooled and crammed as many kids into a car that could possibly fit. The car rides were uncomfortable and seemed to take forever. We actually looked forward to our walks. It gave us a chance to talk to friends and it felt so good being outside after being trapped in a classroom all day.
My favorite time to walk to school was in the Spring. I loved the smells, I loved watching the trees and flowers wake up, and I especially loved walking to school in the rain. We had raincoats and rain boots and umbrellas. Half the time we would close up the umbrellas and just enjoyed the spring rains.
On sunny spring days, when clouds sped across the sky, we would spend the day running beneath soaring kites trying to navigate the tree branches that enjoyed chomping on the fragile kites. Spring was joyous.
In celebration of spring, we have a collection of appliques reminiscent of childhood… rain boots, umbrellas, kites, and, of course, young ducks happy to swim in the smallest of ponds. We have already shared three of the appliques… the rain boots, froggy umbrella, and kite. In a couple of days we will share the Pond Duckie Applique. Like all of our appliques, these were designed to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block but they can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Also, we will be posting 4 new coloring pages based on this month’s appliques. Enjoy!
Flowered Rain Boots Applique can be found HERE.
Froggie Umbrella Applique can be found HERE.
Soaring Kite Applique can be found HERE.
Pond Duckie Applique can be found HERE.
Flowered Rain Boots Coloring Page can be found HERE.
Froggie Umbrella Coloring Page can be found HERE.
Soaring Kite Coloring Page can be found HERE.
Pond Duckie Coloring Page can be found HERE.