Thursday, March 3, 2011

Toddler Activities for St. Patrick's Day: Glad you're here, March

5 Fun facts about March:


1. It is Women's History month. (That would be a fun activity: a simplified "guess who" game?)

2. St. Patricks Day is on the 17th
Martha Stewart
3. March 20th is the beginning of Spring.

4. The name "March" comes from the Roman word "Martius" and it was originally the first month of the Roman calendar. It's named after Mars, the god of war. (It became the 3rd month in 1752, if you wanted to know.)
Wisdom of Astrology

5. The flower most associated with March is the narcissus (wild daffodil).

Ecclectic Revisited

And I love this poem...

William Wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
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1 comment :

  1. I loved that poem!! I think this year we are all hoping that Spring makes an appearance quickly!! Have a great week!!