Welcome to Day 3 of our latest Green Guide Series, where our novice gardener, Loralie, will share some of the “green” techniques her family will be attempting in their own (and first!) garden patch this year.
Create a Playscape
What better way to encourage interest in gardening than building a garden play space of your child’s very own? It’s also a perfect distraction for littles who are bit over zealous with “helping” in your garden. I adore this play garden from The Imagination Tree and we are busy creating our own version. Complete with sensory plants and an area for mud pies, it’s a guaranteed fun way to get down and dirty.
|Source: theimaginationtree.com via Loralie on Pinterest|
|Source: girlsgonechild.net via Loralie on Pinterest|
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You’ve heard of mud pies, but how about mud soup? Lose your laundry inhibitions and go for it! Let No Time for Flashcards inspire you.
|Source: notimeforflashcards.com via Loralie on Pinterest|
This sensory garden tub from Toddler Approved will fascinate your little one. With it’s Peter Rabbit theme you foster a love of reading and gardening at the same time. Educational value aside, it’s just too darn cute!
|Source: toddlerapproved.com via Loralie on Pinterest|
Hope these ideas have motivated you to put a shovel in your child’s hand! For more ideas you can follow my Outdoor and Gardening Activities for Children Board or my Gardening & Outdoor Spaces Board on Pinterest. As always, for a variety of fun kid ideas follow the Little Lake County Activities and Resources Board.