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February Focus : Chocolate & Roses

This month in learning we are focusing on chocolate and roses. Both widely associated with St. Valentines day, which falls on February 14th.

To celebrate both chocolate and roses we have articles on roses in the Museum’s collection, and all the science on chocolate from our Science Learning Officer Samia. For our younger primary school aged readers, we’ve also included a simplified version of the chocolate science.

For those who like a hands on approach to learning, there are activities for all ages to follow too.  Make a paper flower, write some garden poetry or roll some chocolate and rose flavoured truffles to share with your loved ones.

Activities

Make a paper flower, write some garden poetry or roll some chocolate and rose flavoured truffles to share with your loved ones.

Paper Flower Actvity

Make your own pots or bouquet of paper flowers using these worksheets. One is slightly more difficult than the other (no 2). These were created for us by book illustrator Katie Harnett when she led some family half term sessions at the Garden Museum in February 2018.

Paper Flower Activity

During February half term in 2019 we made a 3-d model of the Garden Museum’s Sackler Garden with paper artist Jessica Palmer. Here are some of her additional ideas for making paper flowers.

Garden Poetry Activity

In our article about roses in the Museum’s collection we shared Vita Sackville-West’s poem. Here is some more information about Vita and her poem. Can your write a poem about your garden or about plants and flowers that make you feel happy?

Vita-Sackville-West-Arts-Award-Resource

Cooking

Watch and cookalong with our Food Learning Officer Ceri as she shows you how to make chocolate and rose truffles

For the full written out recipe click HERE