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With the hotter weather rolling in, it’s natural for families to want to spend more time outside. This blog is all fun activities to get your toddler out in the garden!
Painting with Water
For this activity, all you need is a bucket of water and a brush or paint roller! Whilst your toddlers may be a little wet after this activity- there is no need to clean up; just wait for the sun to come out and dry up the water and you can start all over again!
Masking Tape Roads
You can be as creative as you want with this activity; you could create a simple, straight road, or roads with many twists and turns. Your toddlers will love racing down the masking tape tracks!
Bring out your toddlers creative side with this classic activity! Easy to clean up- drawing with chalk is a fantastic way to keep your toddlers busy. Whether they draw faces, places or creatures, it’s plenty of fun. If you’d like more to do with chalk, why not create a hopscotch or “stepping stones” for your toddler?
Making fairy gardens in your back garden creates a wonderful, magical experience for your toddlers. For inspiration, you can visit this link: https://www.countryliving.com/gardening/garden-ideas/g3417/fairy-garden-ideas/
This pre-historic alternative to the fairy garden will creating an exciting experience for your toddler. If you need some inspiration, click here.
You can find plenty of garden crafts to do online that your preschoolers will love! For some crafts ideas, check CraftsByAmanda. Her website has brilliant crafts for kids of all ages, and includes ideas like recycled yoghurt container pots to grow herbs, garden craft markers, and other garden decorations: https://craftsbyamanda.com/garden-crafts/
Perfect for hot weather- paddling pools are great entertainment for toddlers. They will have plenty of fun splashing away in the pool. For extra added fun, why not purchase some water toys?
Mini Sports Day (egg and spoon race)
Egg and spoon races are so much fun for children of all ages! All you need are boiled eggs (or plastic ones which you can buy here), spoons and a finish line (whether it be a traditional one, or one drawn with chalk). The first toddler to reach the finish line wins with their egg still on the spoon wins!
This fun activity is a great way to get your toddlers up and exploring the garden environment- and it’s also a great learning experience! You just need to print off a few pictures of different wildlife and hide them around the garden for your little one to find.
This activity is a great alternative to the nature hunt! For this activity, you just need to hide “treasure” around your garden in various places, whether it be in a flower pot or in plain sight. For treasure, you could use small, in-expensive toys, or even chocolate coins.
A mud kitchen is a great idea for your toddlers! It is particularly great for children between 1-7 years old. Your toddler will have plenty of fun making mud pies, cakes, or any other muddy-concoction that they can imagine! If you would like to buy a mud kitchen for your little one, you can do so here. For exciting mud recipes, click here.
Gardening is a great way to teach your toddlers to respect plants and the hardwork that goes into planting them. Gardening can be a lot of fun for your little ones. To get your little one involved, you can do the following things:
- Take your toddler to the store with you and get them to help you pick out which seeds to get.
- Plant the seed together.
- Let your toddler do the watering.
For gardening activities for toddlers, visit this website: https://myboredtoddler.com/gardening-activities-for-toddlers/
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