It was a cold, wet day today. Prefect for hiding inside.
We lit the fires, warmed the house, then took out our paints and phenology wheels. The day was spent creating April’s entry.
Before we start each section I outline where we will be working with a permanent marker. This helps the younger children know where we will be working. It helps them to not get carried away and fill in the whole wheel.
I haven’t stressed about keeping the surrounding paper clean as I hope to cut out the wheel and paste it on a clean sheet when we are done.
Because I really want to finish this project, we determine to get the section we are working on done in one sitting. This helps the younger children to not become bored and helps to keep the rest of us on track. I would love to spend more time on them but I know that I just don’t have the time to do that.
It’s not too late to start your wheel, just begin in the month you are at! Please share your work, we would love to see what you create! You can post your pictures here, on Instagram or Facebook.
Jo: Wife, mum and homemaker.
Note: Lynn Seddon from Raising Little Shoots has created an image guide on how to set up a phenology wheel. It’s fantastic! It’s inspired us to make our own Southern Hemisphere phenology wheels with an Australian twist by adding indigenous seasons in the inner circle. You can find her Phenology Wheel Guide here.