Does your little explorer love the great outdoors?
Here are some fun & educational garden activities to explore,
Discover wildlife, plants and get those little fingers green,
Head down to the garden, there’s so much to be seen!
Create a Leaf Scrapbook
For this one you’ll need a carrier bag, some pritt stick, pens and a scrapbook of their choosing! Find some fallen leaves that have no holes or tears and aren’t too dry or scrunched up. Once collected, sort through your stash and choose the best ones. Glue the leaves into the scrapbook and name them using the help of a common trees guide. This one from the BBC is handy! See if you can add to this every month to look back on seasonal changes!
Make a Bird Cake
Making a bird cake is a fun twist to a traditional bird feeder and is also a great way to get creative! Have a go at making this easy peasy bird cake from the RSPB to decorate your favourite garden tree. Make sure to keep your bird cake in a sheltered place and high enough to keep cats at bay!
Plant a flower
Welcome butterflies and bees into your garden by planting a beautiful flower. Not only will your garden look beautiful, but little ones can learn about the life cycle of growing a flower from a seed. Why not try a sunflower, some pansies or lavender?
Make a bee hotel
Buy or have a go at making your very own hotel for busy bees to go on holiday! This will both encourage nature to pay your garden a visit and to help to maintain bee populations. A simple yet effective idea is tying bamboo shoots together and attaching them to a tree. You can also hide them in a bush for bees to rest in!
Take a dip!
If you have a pond, you’ll be amazed at what wildlife lives within its waters! Use a net to lift out wildlife and place your finds onto a tray filled with water. You could find frogs, dragonflies and more!
Make a daisy chain
Making a daisy chain is an easy and well-loved pastime that’s not just for kids! It’s more than likely that you’ll spot a cluster of these dainty but lovely flowers in your garden, which is all you need. Challenge your little ones to make headbands, necklaces, rings and more! A great tip is to leave their creations in the airing cupboard for longer lasting chains.
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