Now I'm no expert when it comes to plants but I know that some of the flowers were there purely to be admired, no picking as I told my mischievious three year old. It's wonderful seeing of all the bright colours all together, just perfect for these Summer months.
Whilst searching I was asking my youngest what colours each of the flowers were and with the elder children seeing whether they could tell the flowers from the weeds, lots of dandelions!
I'd taken a small bag with us ready to collect the flowers in and we ended up with quite collection so I task when we got back home was to press them.
We even spotted some buds in different stages of growth.
Before pressing them we decided to have a google and work out what types of flowers we'd found. Of course we knew daisies and buttercups but the purple ones we weren't so sure on and sadly we still don't know lol.
Flower pressing is a nice simple activity that anyone can do, all you need is two pieces of card and some heavy books.
Place one piece of card on top of your first book and spread your flowers onto the card. Pop your other piece of card over the flowers and then put a couple more heavy books onto the card.
Leave the flowers for atleast a few hours, I would say a day if you can be patient. Then let the children have a look at what they've made.
A nice thing to do with them is mount them on card and then pop them in a frame, a lovely momento of something they've done themselves or a more personalised gift for family members.
And of course this is a great task for getting kids outdoors in the fresh air!!