Revealed: Spring Surprises


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Spring is in the air. The warm temps and spring showers are bringing new growth, and encouraging many outside activities.  With the change in seasons, many things have gone amiss. 

Were you able to find the 44 differences between the box cover and the jigsaw puzzle?


Spring Surprises Revealed:
Refer to box art below for location of each of these changes.

  1. A different watering can appears...
  2. The garden trowel is replaced with purple gardening gloves
  3. The background color/design changes behind the word Spring
  4. The seed packets must have been planted (as they have disappeared)...
  5. and the two pots now are bursting with flowers
  6. The green handled garden trowel from the flower pots replaces the garden gloves
  7. Even more daffodils are blooming and have swapped location with the tulips (location #13)
  8. It’s a different bird house with two cute birds!
  9. A different butterfly appears
  10. The cranapple trees are now in full bloom – gorgeous! (there is a slight difference in the hills)
  11. The backgound color changed behind the tennis racket
  12. and the ball has moved
  13. The tulips are now purple and swapped with the daffodils (location #7)
  14. The background of the frog is now red with daisies
  15. The bat moved…
  16. a baseball cap was added...
  17. and the ball moved too!
  18. Another orange butterfly joins the scene...
  19. The flowers in the center are bursting with even more blooms!
  20. Robin eggs are now blue (did you know American robin eggs are always blue in North America)
  21. Cute rainboots are now different colors
  22. Flowers are now a different color
  23. Asparagus is replaced with radishes – yum, both tasty treats in the spring
  24. Bunny has a daisy necklace
  25. There is an extra ice cube in the glass...
  26. and the lemons and ice have moved in the pitcher
  27. Bleeding hearts are now white!
  28. The background of the kite image changed color
  29. and a different striped kite is flying
  30. One bee found the beehive! (Beehive appears and one bee is gone.)
  31. The Indigo Bunting flew away, replaced by
  32. The background of the vine changes (at least that used to be the vine!)...
  33. Blue flowers replace the vine
  34. White flowers are now a vine
  35. Someone is kicking the soccer ball (and the soccer ball gets smaller)
  36. Ah, the squirrel lost the white flower
  37. Trees replace the orange butterfly (and yes, that sure looks like the butterfly that moved to the center image! )
  38. Trees are now on the left side of the green house!
  39. Did you catch the slight change in this daisy
  40. A new fawn joins the scene
  41. A butterfly leaves the scene
  42. Perfect day for someone to take their dog for a walk
  43. A yellow butterfly replaced the cranapple trees (so, that is where the yellow butterfly from the center moved! )
  44. Some of the umbrellas were tilted along the bottom border


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Answers to the spring season trivia:
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Where does the word spring come from?
Old English sprinc or spryng, meaning “a beginning,” particularly the beginning of a day. It refers to the action of springing forth.

Why is the season called spring?
In the 1300s, the term lent was replaced by springing time, since it was the time of year when most plants that had been dormant over the fall and winter finally began to grow again, or spring from the earth. As the hemisphere begins to warm significantly, it causes new plant growth to “spring forth.”

What is the spring equinox?
It happens every March 20 or 21 (or 19 if it’s a leap year like 2024!), known as the first day of spring. It marks the moment when the sun sits directly over the Earth’s equator as it heads northward. The northern and southern hemispheres share the sun’s rays equally at the equinox, and night and day are roughly the same length.

What is another name for this season (Hint: associated with farming)?Harvest

When is spring in the Northern Hemisphere?
About March 20 or 21 (vernal or spring equinox) to June 21 or 22 (the summer solstice, which is year’s longest day)

When is spring in the Southern Hemisphere?
September 22 or 23 (autumn equinox) to December 22 or 23 (winter solstice)

What are some of the first flowers to bloom in the spring?
Many early spring flowers are bulbs: snowdrops, crocuses, hyacinths, as well as daffodils, tulips, and irises.

Why is local honey considered a potential benefit?
Local bees collect pollen sourced from local plants.  Seasonal allergies are caused by these same plants, so eating the honey that contains local pollen can possibly combat those allergies.  For even more reasons to purchase local, refer to

What do frogs do in the spring?
One of the surest signs of spring is frogs singing.  They emerge in the spring as the weather warms up signaling time to wake up.  They can’t risk coming out too early – in order to keep their body temperatures above freezing.  Did you know the first 2 types of frogs you will hear are: the western chorus frogs and the spring peeper frogs.

How much water is in a watermelon?
Each bite of watermelon contains about 92 percent water and 6 percent sugar.  No wonder it is perfect for staying refreshed and hydrated on a hot summer day!

What is the difference between a hare and a rabbit?
They are separate species, both have long ears, powerful back legs, and divided upper lip.  Hares are larger than rabbits, and instead of creating burrows, hares make nests in the grass.

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