Read Mary, Mary Quite Contrary aloud to your child. This nursery rhyme may have been inspired by the historical figure, Mary Queen of Scots. She was a very tall Queen, almost six feet tall, and had red hair! Talk about a garden that grows silver bells, cockle shells and pretty maids. Have your child imagine some silly flowers, and then draw a garden that shows what the flowers look like.


mary, mary quite contrary
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
Silver bells and cockle-shells,
And pretty maids all of a row.



Here are some free flower games and printable paper flower craft activities !

play a flower memory game
play a flowerl matching game
Mary Contrary Match

catch flowers for the Queen!
gathering roses free game
Gathering Roses

vintage flower art
free vintage flower clip art
Vintage Flower Clip Art



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