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Make a simple advent calendar for your family

November 29, 2018 Filed under About Children, Inexpensive play

I made this for my grandchildren last year and they had so much fun.  Read more

School holidays activities 2. Start a garden indoors

July 24, 2013 Filed under Inexpensive play

Winter school holidays can be a challenge to find activities to keep the children occupied when its often cold and wet.

Starting seeds is a fun activity, and it’s great to do with kids! Read more

Spring school holiday activities

October 8, 2011 Filed under Inexpensive play

These holiday activities are about getting into the garden. The spring holidays are great for gardening as you can sow seeds or plant out seedling with the children and the young ones will see action very quickly.  Even if the spring weather can be a bit dodgy, you’ll still get enough fine days to get a few hours outside.

If you don’t have a garden but do have an outside patio or slab of concrete, you can garden in pots, buckets or other containers.

A favourite with the children will be strawberries.  If the children help you plant strawberries, don’t plan on using them for dessert or to make jam.  Most of the juicy berries will disappear down small throats as soon as they ripen.

This is the beauty of having the children helping you prepare the garden – they will realise where their food comes from.  They may even start to make connections with meat, milk and eggs for example.

Sunflowers also provide a quick result that is so important for kids in the garden. If you sow sunflowers from seed you’ll only have about a week or so of ‘Have they grown yet?’

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