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Garden Crafts For Children by Dawn Isaac I hope you won't mind me mentioning Chr***mas when it's still only November, but I have a great recommendation for a stocking filler for a child in your life. I'm not on some kind of commission or something(!) I just genuinely think it is a lovely book.
I hope you won't mind me mentioning Chr***mas when it's still only November, but I have a great recommendation for a stocking filler for a child in your life. I'm not on some kind of commission or something(!) I just genuinely think it is a lovely book.
20/11/2012 20:03:00 by Deb Rogers
Our favourite garden activity is collecting different kinds of leaves in the autumn and making a big collage picture with them. We use an old roll of lining paper so we can make a big picture all together, and loads of PVA! We've kept all the ones we've made in the last three years.
21/11/2012 10:07:00 by Tara Morgan
Our class liked collecting seeds from the chive flowers in our school garden. We made seed packets and the kids drew chives on them and we wrote some instructions. They have taken them home but we're hoping to sow some spare ones next year and hope they come ok!
21/11/2012 10:15:00 by Deborah Jones
i bought some children sized rakes, brooms and long handled shovels and they love to work together to rake up the leaves. We laid down some rules about safe use of tools and they all have listened carefully to these. We also use a large cylindrical tubtrug to pack in the leaves, then turn it upside down, empty it and make leaf castles. These are brilliant for jumping right into and then it all starts over again.
21/11/2012 10:55:00 by Stavrina koumi
The children at Happy Child West Ealing Day Nursery have shown a great interest in the garden/ outdoors recently particularly as the leaves have fallen off the trees that surround our grounds, they often like to colelct the leave with their wheel barrow and rake set.
22/11/2012 10:31:00 by S Stephens
We really like doing cress heads in egg shells, because we always have loads of egg shells and it's quick to get something growing. The kids like drawing faces on them with felt pens etc.
25/11/2012 11:44:00 by Sam
We went to the local garden centre and the children chose some winter pansies. we came back and planted them in old wellie boots and placed them by our front door! the children think its really funny flowers in boots and still giggle every time they walk past them!
26/11/2012 14:51:00 by Stacey
We USED to like planting mixed beds of veggies and flowers, but now we live in a place where monkeys eat everything we plant, so we go out with a water gun and try to squirt the monkeys who are eating our potatoes!
26/11/2012 16:29:00 by jenny
We made our names from tissue and then grew mustard seeds on them.
01/12/2012 20:32:00 by Sam Goldsworthy
Thanks sooo much for our book we won! The children will enjoy browsing what we can do next!
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