Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Our little man Grows Wild!

We've entered another competition with moneysupermarket.com which meant we got sent a free gardening kit! (Handy bag, watering can, gloves, fork, trowel and seeds!) I know the little man is a bit young for really understanding  gardening but he loves messy play and this was an ideal opportunity to get outside and spend some fun time together.

Getting this kit provided us with a new and fun activity that we can continue with as he gets older and it meant we had some structure to our play which was really great and different (It can be hard knowing how to occupy a baby / 1 year old on your own sometimes!). Without being given this kit I don't think I would have done gardening with Jacob, I just wouldn't have thought of it on my own. So I really enjoyed this one and the pickle did too!

First we found and cleaned an old planter that had been neglected then we had fun digging around in the soil and getting it ready for the seeds.


When the soil was thoroughly dug we sprinkled on the seeds and some more soil. 


Then the really fun part - water! Jacob seemed very interested in his new watering can and enjoyed looking right inside as well as grinning happily as he watched the water sprinkling out of the spout ..



Once all seeds were sewn we positioned the soon to be gorgeous planter in front of Jacob's playhouse and put some windmill flowers in until the real ones grow. (I can't wait to show him his flowers growing: He was 'kissing' some roses from a bunch I gave my mum the other day so I'm pretty sure he will like them!)

Then time to play in the sunshine in his new paddling pool, with watering can of course!  


What an excellent and unexpected afternoon :) Have you got any ideas for great or unusual activities to try with a one year old? Let me know... Maybe baking next? I thought he would be too little but maybe not! 

This post is an entry into BritMums' #KidsGrowWild challenge.

4 comments:

Susanna said...

Too cute!

beingmebeingmum said...

Thanks Susanna we had so much fun!

kateonthinice said...

Starting him off young but looks like he is a natural. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

beingmebeingmum said...

Thank you! We both really enjoyed it :)