Well today, we had an impromptu gardening play. The weather was lovely and the garden did need some attention, and apparently gardening looked very exciting!
What you need:
Whatever gardening equipment you have
What to do:
We started off by showing her what jobs we were doing and then got her to help us.
Some ideas of what she helped us do;
She helped put the gravel into the pots and areas that needed it (we filled a flower pot with gravel for her to sort out)
She helped weed the patio (although she did prefer pulling up the grass!)
She helped brush the patio (this is a job she always likes to do, although she tends to spread the mess rather than clean it up)
She helped put the piles of weeds in the bin (although she did also try and put some in the sand and water pit)
She also liked to play with an empty flower pot, trowel and gardening gloves.
We didnt have any plants that needed planting, but getting children to help prepare the area, plant and then water the plants is always a great idea.
A few weeks ago, we picked all the ripe strawberries, which she loved helping with, although none of the strawberries survived!
Watering the garden.
Also making outdoor crafts (will do blogs at some point, with some ideas)