Little man's favourite part of pre-school is his weekly morning of forest school. He loves being outside and learning about his environment. I was therefore excited to recieve a copy of The Children's Garden by Matthew Appleby to review. The book contains 52 family projects in a hope to inspire children and their parents to play and learn in their garden.
The book is divided into seasons which I found really helpful. There is nothing worse than seeing an idea on Pinterest and then realising it is the wrong time of year to actually do the activity.
Many of the ideas are easily found online, but it is handy to have them altogether in one book. It is great to have to hand when the school holidays are upcoming. There will be no "I'm bored" exclamations with all the activities that the children can get involved in.
Little man and I decided to take on the idea of potato painting from the book. It is something I loved to do as a child, but hadn't done with little man before.
I cut out the shapes in an old potato and little man enjoyed printing them on paper.
Other ideas from the book that I am looking forward to doing with the children are making lavender bags and making a miniature garden.
You can purchase The Children's Garden from Amazon.
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