|Here is our first post from second grader, Mrs. Harry Potter (with artwork from younger brother, Luke Skywalker). MHP’s advice on visiting the Morris Arboretum:|
|“This is me on the big net at the arboretum.”
Luke Skywalker, age 4
- First you find a chestnut shell. Look under the big chestnut tree and you will find a chestnut shell on the ground after it falls and the chestnut pops out.
- Take the chestnut shell you found on the ground and put it in the water when you see the stream right nearby.
- And then there you have a bug boat and your bug boat will go to a bug boat stop and pick up some bugs.
If you’re wanting to branch out (pun intended), another wonderful arboretum is the Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA. The exhibits of incredibly fun to climb and explore treehouses are WELL worth the drive…. now through October 31. We went last year and were thrilled to see them back! http://www.tylerarboretum.org/natures-enchantment.asp
|What lies beneath?|
But if you’re not up for a drive and want to inspire your own budding writer, try your hand (or your child’s hand) at the Tyler Arboretum Writing Project. Entries for “What Lies Beneath?” are all published on the project’s website, and there are separate categories for children ages 4-9, 10-13, 14-17 and 18 & up. Writers are encouraged to visit the arboretum in person to see the mysterious doorway, but attendance is not mandatory to participate in this innovative community writing project!