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Grow Your Own Garden

My name is Sarah and I am a children’s author. Today we are going to be outdoors planting seeds and making our own mini gardens.

9.30am Activity:
Make a Mini Garden

Join Sarah as she makes her own mini garden with natural and household objects.

Grown Ups:

Talk to your child about making their own mini garden for their small toys to play in. You will need a tray, some soil or compost, stones, a yoghurt pot, water and some flowers that you don’t mind being picked. This activity develops children’s creativity and imagination. It also develops their language and communication.

10.30am Activity:
Plant Flowers

Join Sarah as she shows you how to plant some flowers.

 

Grown Ups:

You will need plant pots, flower seeds of your choice, seed compost, watering can, labels and a pen.

Follow Sarah planting her seeds. Remember to label your seeds if you are planting different flowers and follow the instructions on the packet as they are all so different. This develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them. It develops their language and communication and supports their learning about nature.

1:30pm Activity:
What does a Plant need?

Join Sarah in the garden as she shares four important things seeds need in order to grow.

Grown Ups:

You can print off the activity sheet and draw the four things that a plant needs. This activity develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the natural world and how things grow. It develops their language and communication and supports their learning about nature.

2:30pm Activity:
Plant Fruits or Vegetables

Join Sarah as she plants some tasty tomatoes.

Grown Ups:

You will need plant pots, fruit or vegetable seeds of your choice, seed compost, watering can, labels and a pen.

Sarah shares an easy way to start growing tomatoes. Remember at this time of year it can still be cold. Check your packet of seeds to see if they need to be grown indoors first and then transfer them outside when it is warmer. This develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them. It develops their language and communication and supports their learning about nature.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

Find out more about the benefits of gardening in the early years:

Story time:
The Enormous Tomato by Sarah Griffiths

Grandad uses some super strength compost on his tomatoes. Find out how they move it out of the garden before it starts to cause any more damage!

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