Texas Bluebonnets

As many of you already know bluebonnets are the Texas state flower. Today, in Toddle Time, we had fun learning  the Texas Bluebonnet song.  If you were not able to attend, or would like to extend your experience, I have included resources below.  The best time to see the bluebonnets is during the month of April, but you still might be able to find a few patches here or there. 

Bluebonnet song

1 Little, 2 little, 3 little bluebonnets.
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bluebonnets.
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bluebonnets.
10 little bluebonnets standing tall!

(Sung to the tune of Ten Little Indians)

 

Resources for Parents

 

Texas Department of Transportation Wildflower Report

Telephone Numbers for Wildflower Viewing Updates

Texas:
(800) 452 9292  The Texas Department of Transportation - Travel Information Line

(512) 292-4200  The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Brenham:
(888) BRENHAM    The Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Brenham Chamber Wildflower Watch

Cuero:
(361) 275-9942  The DeWitt County Wildflower Association.
"Wildflower Capital of Texas" - designated by the Texas Legislature

The April issue of the Texas Highways Magazine  usually highlights wildflowers with a special emphasis on bluebonnets. 

Aggie Horticulture Information Texas Bluebonnet

Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide 

The Texas Bluebonnet  Jean Andrews

Children's Literature

The Legend of the Bluebonnet : an Old Tale of Texas  retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.

Thick clusters of vivid blue flowers, which resemble old-fashioned sunbonnets, cover the Texas hills in the springtime every year. These lovely wild flowers, known by the name of bluebonnet, are the state flower of Texas. This favorite legend based on Comanche Indian lore, tells the story of how the bluebonnet came to be. Tomie dePaola 's powerful retelling and his magnificent full-color paintings perfectly capture the Comanche People, the Texas hills, and the spirit of She-Who-Is-Alone, a little girl who made a sacrifice to save her tribe.