Spring is officially on its way, bringing the perfect weather for getting your kids outside for some much-needed outdoor play. Spending time outdoors and exploring is a great way to build confidence in children, allowing them to find some independence through play.
A great way to get your kids outdoors and enjoying the fresh air whilst still learning is by creating some fun gardening activities that they can help with, or work on by themselves.
Gardening for kids is the perfect way to teach them about the world around them using sensory play and gardening activities to spark their curiosity and creativity. At BrightMinds we have come up with some of our favourite gardening activities to help get your kids outside this planting season.
Make Storytime Fun Outside
Storytime is always fun, but with the Plantable Children’s Book ‘The Carrot Who Was Too Big For His Bed’ you can turn storytime into an exciting outdoor activity that will teach your children all about where their food comes from, and in a few months they will get to pick their own carrots that they helped to plant!
This is a great activity to do with your children, teaching them all about gardening and growing, the perfect introduction to gardening for kids.
Discover and Grow
Gardening is great for children as they develop their fine motor skills and stimulate their senses for some fun, outside sensory play.
Allow your children to explore the different textures of the soil as they learn to plant and grow their own summer vegetables with the help of the Grow Your Own Summer Salad Kit. With lettuce, salad rocket and cherry tomato seeds included you can help your child plant their seeds and teach them about the foods they eat and where they come from.
Growing their own Herbs
Teaching children where their food comes from couldn’t be easier when you start gardening with kids.
Allow your child to dig into your chosen pots and plant the seeds to grow their own herbs with the Grow Your Own Aromatic Herbs Kit, then help them to care for their plants as they grow, observing the change from seed to delicious herbs they can add to their own lunches and dinners. Great for sensory play, children can learn new textures, tastes and scents from their new plants.
Brighten Up Your Garden with Kids Painting
If your child doesn’t have a green thumb they can still help in the garden by creating some fun, brightly painted pots where flowers can be planted. Creativity is an important part of their childhood to nourish, and what better way than to help them brighten up the garden with some colourful plant pots they can be proud of every time they go to play outside?
The Djeco Big Box of Colours has everything your child could need to get creative in the garden.
Discover Great Gardening Ideas for Kids with BrightMinds
At BrightMinds we believe that children can have fun whilst learning, especially during outside play. Our selection of Kids' Gardening and Garden Play toys is the ideal way to get your child to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.
Get in touch with our friendly team today for more information about our range of exciting kids' gardening activity toys, or check out our blog for more fun kids' activities you can try out at home.