Who doesn’t love making dandelion wishes?! Children are magnets to dandelion puffs and LOVE playing with them! Here is a fun outdoor activity for kids to try the next time your yard turns into a wonderland of puffy wishes.
I’m always trying to think of fun outdoor activities for my kids. My ideas seem to be endless in spring because there are so many beautiful new pieces of nature popping up! Dandelions are one of our favorite spring flowers to craft with and collect. We have thousands of them in our yard and the life cycle is so fascinating to observe. I love that one day our field is dotted with beautiful yellow dandelions and then overnight they turn into magical fluffy puffs.
My boys love to pick them for wishes so I thought it would be fun to make up a story about a lady named Misses Wishes. Learn about her below!
Ready to give it a try!? Here’s what you’ll need..
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Here’s How I Made the Boards:
Create your wishing board. I drew a simple face and poked holes with a pencil on her hairline. Make sure you poke the pencil all the way through to make wide holes!
You can make any hair design that you would like! She can have long flowing locks or a short hairdo.
I introduce Misses Wishes with this little poem: “Meet Misses Wishes. She is a lady that visits us every spring to hear our dandelion wishes. She loves dandelion puffs just as much as you, so give her a dandy puff hairdo and she will help make your wishes come true.”
My four year old loved collecting the dandelion puffs and threading them in the holes! He made a few wishes along the way, but didn’t make one for each dandelion. He said, ” I don’t have that many wishes.”
Threading the dandelion stems through the holes is great fine motor work! My son also learned he had to be patient and gentle when threading the dandelions so the seeds wouldn’t fly all over the place.
He was so excited when it was time to blow the seeds from Misses Wishes fancy hairdo! My son squealed with joy as the seeds went flying and dancing above his head!
I have to say, the before and after hairdos are equally fabulous! My son wanted to display the board in his room and looks adorable! It’s a sweet reminder of our time spent together and the wishes he made that beautiful spring evening. Give it a try today and make some springtime memories with your kids!
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I hope you give this simple nature activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.