When we heard that Tinkerlab's next Creative Challenge involved flowers, we put our thinking caps on (literally!). I started to think about what you could create all on your own with flowers, once Mama put out some supplies. The first thing that popped into my head was cooking - you could create a meal! You are becoming quite the Master Chef in the area of pretend play, Mr. Grady. You love to stir, mix, create, and scoop until your heart's content.
Since flowers are not usually on the typical menu in our kitchen, I thought about who does eat flowers...bunnies, squirrels, deer. What a great way to begin a discussion about animals that eat plants! I pulled out your trusty mixing bowl, added a few more kitchen tools, and created a flower spread fit for a king, or bunny.
And so the Bunny Bistro was born. Let me introduce our patrons...
Along with the man chosen for this challenge....
Now it is time to put your awesome cooking skills to work.
|You began creating your first course by pouring all of the buds |
into one pot.
|This flower looks like it needs pulled apart. (This is when we had a little discussion about the difference between a petal and a leaf.)|
|Such talent using the double spoon technique!|
|Decisions, decisions....does this flower look yummy enough to add?|
|No question! The bunnies will love this leaf to nibble on!|
|Viola! The first dish in complete!|
|We'll have the squirrel give it a taste test. Whew...success!|
|Here's the main course that was simmering on the back burner.|
|It smells delish! Off to serve the customers!|
|I promise it's good. Just take a small taste!|
|You ordered the smaller portion, right? Trying to keep fit, I see!|
|Go ahead and dig in! I made this special for you.|
|I knew that smaller portion wouldn't be enough! Here's the special of the day!|
|Bellies are full! Dessert is on the house!|
|What a long day. Now it's time for the chef to eat! Please come again!|
*Please note: No flowers were wasted during the making of this bistro. All leftovers were mixed up and sprinkled around the garden to make a rich compost for our veggies (and hopefully not attracting any actual bunnies).
To see all of the fun we've had or to find other ideas for play, follow all of our pinboards on Pinterest.
If you have your own flower creation, don't forget to add it to the link below!