Create a mini wildlife pond with kids

How to make a wildlife pond activity for kidsLast September we made a mini wildlife pond in the garden with our kids and since then we have had many fun filled days watching all the different wildlife that live and visit our pond. Within two days of making our pond we were shocked and excited to discover a newt and now almost a year later our mini wildlife pond is home to at least 4 newts, some pond skaters and a couple of water snails as well as being a regular watering hole for the birds and barn cats who visit our garden. Continue reading “Create a mini wildlife pond with kids”

How to make a fairy door How to make a fairy door. Free fairy door and miniature fairy envelope templates. Creating a fairy garden with the kids

This week we added a little touch of fairy magic to the kids garden by making fairy doors complete with letterboxes and miniature fairy sized envelopes. Our daughter has been writing notes and leaving gifts out for the fairies for years and she is very excited that there is now a special place in the garden where she can post her letters. If you would like to make your own fairy door then please feel free to download our fairy door and miniature envelopes templates found in this post. Continue reading “How to make a fairy door”

Dandelion cupcake recipe Dandelion cupcake recipe for kids. Introduce kids to foraging by collecting dandelions to make some delicious cakes

To some dandelions are nothing more than weeds and I must admit although we let some grow in the garden because they are a good source of nutritious pollen and nectar for the bees I have never really given the dandelion much notice or credit. However the other day we were talking about childhood memories and some of the traditional drinks that we used to have and ¬†Dandelion and Burdock came up into the conversation. I cannot remember if I enjoyed the drink as a child but I definitely associate it with a traditional summer. We had planned on attempting to make our own dandelion and burdock drink with the kids but as we were researching the method we discovered that every part of the dandelion is edible and came across many different recipes that use the petals of dandelions. Our garden is covered with the yellow flower heads and so we decided that rather than digging up the roots we would have a go at making dandelion cupcakes.¬† Continue reading “Dandelion cupcake recipe”