We welcomed in March by changing the nature table.
Earlier in the year I needle felted this little leprechaun sitting with his pot of gold. During my explanation about leprechauns and St. Patrick's day, it was decided we should make some gold to leave for the leprechauns. There are hopes that on St. Patrick's day the leprechaun will visit, take our gold and leave a small gift in it's place, as a thank you.
We used some small rocks, glitter and glue to make gold for the leprechaun. We will just have to wait and see if he takes the gold and leaves a thank you! Of course, we are hoping he doesn't think we're playing a trick on him, and tricks us in return.
The rest of the nature table has nature found pinecones, dried grasses from a nature walk, wooden shapes like the squirrel, ladybugs (found occasionally at the dining room windows), soon to be seen worms, and the sun to represent daylight savings. Of course, we still have hints of snow on the nature table too, because around here, we'll be looking at that until April.