It’s Mother’s Day in the Garden!
This week’s garden-themed activities celebrate someone very special – mothers!
Here at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, the mother who started it all was Mareen Kruckeberg. In addition to raising five kids here, Mareen designed much of the Garden you see today! Mareen was also an artist, creating botanical illustrations of some of her favorite garden plants. Check out some of amazing Mareen’s artwork below in the Arts & Crafts section.
Learn more about some unique animal mothers and their babies in this weeks lessons, activities, and crafts!
GROWING UP GORILLA – The Woodland Park Zoo has a new member in their animal family! On March 12th, Uzumma the gorilla gave birth to a baby boy! Read all about Uzumma and her baby in the Woodland Park blog and sign the wish book!
Games & Activities
SILENT SHARING WALK – Take a walk this weekend with your mother or another adult in your life. As you walk quietly, point out to each other anything special or interesting you see. This silent activity is a great way to share a special moment with someone you care about. This activity is brought to you by Sharing Nature.
FIND MY PLANKTON BABY PICTURE – Plankton are tiny creatures that live in the ocean. Some plankton are actually the babies (also known as larvae) of much larger sea creatures. Play this fun online quiz by Ology to guess what some famous sea creatures look like as tiny plankton babies.
Arts & Crafts
MATCH THE BABIES – Animal mothers and their babies have many unique adaptations to help them survive and thrive in the wild. Match the baby animal with its adaptation, then color in each animal.
MY MOM IS… – Describe your mom in this fun and easy coloring page.
Videos & More
INSIDE THE KILLER WHALE MATRIARCHY – Did you know that killer whales (also known as orcas) are led by their grandmothers? This 5-minute video explores the role of grandmothers in our local orca pods. Created by Darren Croft and TED-Ed.