Britmums and MoneySuperMarket have offered Bloggers the chance to take part in the Kids Grow Wild challenge with their children.
My boys love playing outside in the garden, with their ride-on toys, footballs, slides and tunnels but we don’t have too much experience in gardening and planting. My oldest recently grew a beanstalk at school and we have been given tomato plants by a relative to grow in our garden, but I have to admit I am a bit hopeless with gardening and I do need to make more of an effort with this kind of thing, so this seemed like a good opportunity for us.
As part of the challenge we were sent a children’s gardening kit from Little Pals who sell quite a wide range of children’s gardening tools and sets, together with some packets of seeds including sunflowers, pansies,
The kit contained a lovely green watering can, children’s gardening gloves, a little spade and fork and of course the seeds.
The watering can immediately attracted my boys interest as they love to play with water and water all of the plants in the garden
To plant the seeds I decided to do this just with my youngest while the older two were in their school and nursery. He is 22 months and has not yet tried much of this kind of activity before and he really loved it. He was digging in the ground with the spade and I asked him to fill a tray with some soil so that we could put the seeds inside.
Our seeds might not end up growing too successfully knowing my track record, but you never know! And even if not, little Mr R has enjoyed himself getting dirty digging and watering in the garden and exploring the seeds, and there is lots of learning going on there too!
This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge”, with MoneySuperMarket.
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.