I've got so many projects to catch up on here, but I'd like to share this one while flowers are still blooming. Inspired by this, which I saw on The Crafty Crow, the chickadees and I took what we referred to as a "ROYGBIV walk," which is our nerdy way of saying "rainbow walk."
To prepare, I drew seven columns on a piece of watercolor paper and, using appropriately colored markers, wrote the first letter of each color of the rainbow at the top of each column. We took that, along with a glue stick, and went around the block. The chicks' job was to find things in our neighborhood in each color category. I only allowed them to pick still-attached flowers in our yard. In public green spaces (of which we have three in our one-block area) or at the edges of people's yards, they could only take already-fallen flowers.
My intent was to have them fill up the spaces with items from nature, but alas...in the city, you find things like shiny green gum wrappers and broken red balloons, both of which are irresistible to a three and five year old, so those were added to the mix too :).
Poor indigo! I think we have a hard time understanding exactly what indigo is, frankly. It's not blue? It's not purple? So, alas--indigo's column remains empty.