Gardening with the kids this Easter
A note from our Head Gardener
With Easter just around the corner and week two of lockdown ending, here are my top tips for keeping the kids entertained in the garden!
Take care and stay safe,
Copy Cat! Why not buy the kids a garden tool set? Kids just love to copy what their parents are up to and if you buy them their own small garden tool set they can join in with your garden activities. Children’s garden tool kits can be found easily online and usually contain little forks, trowels, watering cans etc.
Get them to Create their own little garden – It's good fun to help your parents in the garden but having your own garden is even better. Window boxes offer endless growing opportunities for kids. Get them growing quick and easy salad crops such as radishes, lettuce and spring onions and then have the fun of picking and eating them in 4-6 weeks time.
Get Creative! Even on a wet day, you can still be doing things that will enhance the garden. Using acrylic paint kids can decorate terracotta pots with their own designs. Enjoy creating some kindness stones and rocks for your gardens or your neighbours in the same way.
Feed the Birds! Create your own bird feeder and set it up near a window in your house where the kids can sit and observe the birds feeding all day . All you need is a bottle, some string and a place to hang it! There are some great children’s bird identification books out there.
Scavenger Hunt – Make a list of things for the children to go out and find in your garden. Keep it basic for the small ones but for older children you can make it more difficult by being a bit more specific for example, don't just ask for a leaf ask for a holly leaf.