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June 2016
Welcome to Your Monthly Newsletter
full of fun activities from
Hillermann Nursery & Florist!


The Month of June is when summer arrives and we celebrate Father's Day! Let's do some fun activities to celebrate both! 



Color the picture below for your Dad.

Coloring page with a boat for Father's Day  




June First Saturday Kids
Saturday, June 4 - Between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Life-cycle of a butterfly craft necklace  
       Hey Kids, come visit us for this FUN & FREE Activity: Make a Butterfly Life Cycle Necklace
anytime between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm!

Key Hook for Dad
       Here is a fun activity that you can ask an adult to help you make as a great gift for Dad on Father's Day! Make a Hand-print Key Hook! It can be a special place for Dad to hang his keys!
Picture of a key hook craft itemSupplies:
Medium Basswood Country Wood Round
Alphabet Stencil
Stencil Brush
Ball knob or small hook
Paint - 5 colors
Foam brush
Paper towels
Spray varnish
To prepare wood for painting, use sandpaper to lightly sand wood surface. Remove dust with a paper towel. Use a small foam brush to apply a thin coat of paint to a child's hand. Press child's hand onto center of wood round being careful not to smudge when lifting off wood. Let dry. Position first letter of stencil on wood. Tape in place. Use a stencil brush to paint stencil opening. (When painting stencil, dab off excess paint on a paper towel to prevent paint from leaking under stencil. Tap brush onto stencil until desired result is achieved.) Continue with remaining letters. Let dry. Apply 2-3 coats of spray varnish for a protective finish. Attach a wooden knob or small hook to bottom of wood round to hold keys.
Find the words in the word search activity
below to celebrate summer's arrival!
Hot Summer Days word search activity page


 Here are some jokes that you can share with your family and friends!

Why do bees have sticky hair?
- Because they use honeycombs.
What does a robot frog say? 
- Rib-bot. (Said in your best robot voice)
Clip art of a bicycle
  Why can't a bicycle stand up by itself? 
- Because it's two-tired!


Why is Pollination Important
to a Plant's Life Cycle?

Picture of a honey bee flying to a flower        Pollination is a very important part of the life cycle of plants and they cannot produce fruit or even seeds unless they are pollinated. Once pollination takes place, seeds begin to grow. Pollination is an important part of a plant's life cycle, from flowering plants to non-flowering ones.
       Pollination usually occurs naturally and most often it is due to insects, birds, and small mammals that sip nectar from the flowers. The sticky pollen from flowering plants clings to their bodies, where it is carried from one plant to another. Honeybees do more pollination than any other insect, which includes ants, beetles, butterflies and moths. Birds are also responsible for pollination, especially hummingbirds. Small mammals, such as bats, are pollinators as well.
What Attracts Pollinators:
Monarch butterfly on zinnia flower bloom        The color or markings on a flower helps attract and guide insects to them for pollination. Bees are often attracted to bright blue and violet colors. Hummingbirds like red, pink, fuchsia, or purple flowers. Butterflies enjoy bright colors like yellow, orange, pink and red as well as fragrant ones. A flower's fragrance is another way that animals are attracted to plants, especially at night when moths and bats are out.
       The way in which a flower is shaped also attracts pollinators. Butterflies prefer flowers with flat petals that act like a landing strip for them to sit on. Long, tubular flowers attract hummingbirds as their long beaks can easily fit into the flower when gathering nectar.

Pollinator week 2016 logo - visit www.pollinator.org

We hope that you've enjoyed the June 
edition of the Kids' Newsletter! 
Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!

We have many Gift Ideas here at Hillermann Nursery & Florist for your Dad! 
We hope to see you soon!

Picture of mowers and other lawn and garden equipment available at Hillermann Nursery and Florist


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