Sunday 23 June 2013

How does your garden grow? #KidsGrowWild

#kidsgrowwild gardening sets for children

Both my children love spending time outside and adore helping with the gardening so when I saw the chance to take part in the #kidsgowild challenge with Britmums I couldn't say no!

Growing what we eat

Although we don't currently have our own garden as such, we make up for it with plenty of pots and tubs in our back yard, helping out with the incredible edible community vegetable beds in the park at the end of our road and spending lots of time in the grandparent's garden which is just round the corner.

I love growing edibles as it helps to show my children where their food comes from and understand the world around them, it's also a great way of saving money by growing organic fruit and veg ourselves!

Little Green Fingers

We were sent a lovely box full of children's gardening products including a green watering can that was just the right size for little hands, a small trowel and fork, gloves to keeps little hands clean and some lovely seeds to grow.

We were lucky enough to have some 'gardening weather' the weekend that the package arrived so off we went round to Gran's to have some fun in the garden....

As I mentioned my two green fingered little monsters are not new to gardening so I pretty much let them get on with it! The liked the picture of the sunflowers so chose a pot and planted a couple each.

#kidsgrowwild gardening with toddlers

Sensory Play

Gardening is Sensory play at its best, there are so many different textures to feel and discover, shapes and colours to explore and scents to experience. My two year old loved sitting barefoot on the grass digging her hand's deep into the compost! (the gloves didn't stay on long!) The water spilt and soaked her dress but she giggled and splashed with it, then started to purposely water her feet, while Ben chortled away and asked it if would make her grow big like the seeds.

It wasn't long before we were all dripping wet in the sunny garden, but we were still smiling, what fun!

#kidsgrowwild gardening with children watering plants

Despite the distractions they both really enjoyed planting their seeds, and have been watching them grow over the last few weeks, I wonder if we will have prize winning sunflowers in time for the local shows? I have the tape measure at the ready!

We will update you soon!

This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge. We were sent a box of gardening products worth £25 to enable us to take part.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful words and pictures. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part


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