Marie over at Make and Takes has a special storytime every week that highlights a story and an activity to go along with the story. Several weeks ago she spot-lighted Lois Ehlert's Planting A Rainbow. We snagged her idea because it sounded like a lovely way to spruce up our humble little spot in front of our apartment as our patch of dirt was looking very glum. Eli picked out the flowers, you'll notice that there are pink and white flowers in our rainbow because he couldn't bear to not get them and green is represented by a small spider plant. I did all the planting because Eli and Sadie were too busy playing with trucks in the dirt to help.
Our dirt patch before: