A friend of mine shared such a sweet idea with me for the fall. This was posted in Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore & Decafe. If you live in Cincinnati, and haven’t been, you have to check it out because your little kids will love it!


In early fall, take your empty box to the garden center, and buy the following bulbs:

  • red emperor tulips
  • orange emperor tulips
  • yellow daffodils
  • blue hyacinths
  • purple crocuses
  • green leaves (in spring)
Carry the bulbs home in your box. Prepare soil, plant your bulbs (before fall frost), and water. Wait for spring to come. Soon you’ll see a growing rainbow!
I know it’s a little late, but this is a must-do with your kids next fall! They will love the project and it will give them a sense of what it is like to care for something and watch it grow.
Happy Spring!!

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