Spring is in the air…the days are longer, the weather is warmer, flowers are beginning to bloom, and that means it is gardening season. Have you ever wondered why bees love to buzz around from flower to flower? Stop by the P.D. Brown branch and pick up an educational take & make kit that will explain the science of photosynthesis, the life cycle of a plant, the history of gardening, the essential relationship between bees and flowers, and interesting facts about bees and plants. And each kit will include instructions and supplies to make a beautiful craft masterpiece.
Kits can be picked up during regular business hours at the P. D. Brown branch. Curbside pickup is also available upon request. To make a curbside request, please call the P. D. Brown branch at 301-645-2864. One hour advance notice is needed for curbside kit requests.
After enjoying your kit, please take a few moments to fill out our online Program Survey (a mobile-friendly version can be found here) so we may better serve you.
We encourage participants to share their finished artwork by sending a photo to: pdbrownref[at]ccplonline[dot]org.
You may also check out our CCPL catalog for more children’s resources on spring, gardening, honeybees and fun outdoor crafts, such as:
- Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them by Riz Reyes
- The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson
- Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
- Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson
- Goodnight, Veggies by Diana Murray
- Bees in the City by Andrea Cheng
- Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
- Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber
- Gardening is Awesome! Projects, Advice & Insight for Young Gardeners by Chris Peterson
- Jayden’s Impossible Garden by Melina Mangal
- When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
- Caterpillar Dreams by Clive McFarland
- Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
- The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
- If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
- And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
- Miguel’s Community Garden by JaNay Brown-Wood
- The Honeybee by Kristen Hall
- Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials by Kimberly McLeod
- That’s My Carrot! By Il Sung Na
Unless otherwise noted and/or linked, all images were shot during the making of this blog.