I’m quite fond of broadies, they are great for younger children with less manual dexterity and having something to sow in September. We planted these a couple of weeks before half term and as the weather was very nice we had some pop up so they were there for the children to find after the break.
Now they look like this and the children can see the lovely multi coloured flowers designed to provide a landing pad and a guidance system for the pollinators to get to the nectar. We looked at how bees see colour, the fact they don’t see red and talked about plants and flowers that were multiple colours to help bees and other pollinators to see where they are going.
As they are year two we didn’t get too technical but it did remind me to pick up some coloured plastic so that children could see how a bee sees. For those who do want to get a little more technical, there’s lot’s of research on Bees and colour.