This week we’ve been enjoying spending time in the garden doing mini beasts hunts with the kids. Although the days are feeling chillier there still is an abundance of activity in the garden and we managed to find everything but the damsel fly on our mini beast hunt list. Activities like these are so easy to do and children of all ages can get so much fun out of them, watching our son who is two get excited when he found a spider and pointing to the spider picture on the sheet was a highlight for us. We have designed a Minibeast hunt activity sheet that you can download and enjoy.
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This week we thought it would be fun for the kids to make a flower pot person for the garden using a stack of spare pots we have in the shed. The kids enjoyed decorating our flower pot girl whilst I did the fiddlier part of stringing everything together and thankfully our pots already had draining holes which made this a much easier task. We finished off our design by potting up some parsley for hair. This was a really great activity for us all to do as a family and it was great watching the kids get creative in their own way with the left over plant pots, our daughter made a train for her brother and our son used them as tunnels for his cars. To make you own flower pot person please see below for instructions.
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This week we have been getting creative in the kitchen trying to find different ways to use all the courgettes that have been kindly given to us from a local grower and as I was searching for recipes I stumbled across courgette cakes. We’ve made carrot cake, parsnips cake and beetroot cake in the past but courgette cake was a new one for us but we were excited to give them a try. They were surprisingly very tasty and the kids ate a lot of them. To make your own courgette cakes please see the recipe in this post. Continue reading “Courgette cake recipe”
The beginning of the end approaches, for summer that is and our kids are enjoying reaping the awards of all their hard work and have been busily harvesting potatoes, carrots, salad, radishes, strawberries and more. As we approach the last few weeks of summer we have started to plan and prepare our winter vegetable garden. Now is a great time to sow crops and get plants ready for planting out. Gardening with kids is both fun and rewarding and with a little planning you can easily enjoy harvesting your home grown vegetables this winter. In this weeks article we talk about the vegetables that our kids have chosen to grow. Continue reading “Preparing our winter veg”