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Top 5 kids garden activities!

       

                              The Cub Hat with Neck Flaps in bugs 

When the sun is shining, there's nothing better than getting out in the garden and playing with the little ones. We've put together a list of our top 5 activities that can be done with minimal set up, money and time. These activities can be enjoyed by ages two and up. Enjoy, and don't forget to put your hat on! 

 

1. Garden Art Attack

Remember Neil Buchannan, the ultimate kids art TV programme? Your kids probably won’t, so pinch his ideas and create an art attack in the garden, making pictures from twigs, stones, grass and an old tennis ball you’d forgotten all about. Bonus points if you can recreate Munch’s The Scream with gravel. 

 

source: museoart.com

 

2. Teddy Bears Picnic 

The wholesome childhood activity so good they wrote a song about it. All you need is a picnic blanket, a range of your nearest and dearest soft toys (my choice is my old Tartan touting hedgehog called MacTavish, incase you were wondering), pour them a cup of imaginary tea and away you go! 

   

    Curly haired child in The Baseball Cap: Multi Colour

 

3. DIY Bubbles

Blowing bubbles is surprisingly easy to DIY and great fun for everyone. All you need is a washing up bowl of water, some washing up liquid and a teaspoon of cooking oil. Fashion a bubble wand out of pipe cleaners or a cut up pop bottle and Bob’s your uncle. 

source: artful parent.coom

4. Tree Bark Rubbings 

Collecting leaves, pebbles and other garden detritus is a nice but ultimately messy activity: remember the wildlife around you by making rubbings of tree bark and leaves. Take a piece of paper, pop it over the surface you want to make a rubbing of, and gently rub with a crayon. It gives children a chance to enjoy the different textures of nature, and is perfect to put in a scrapbook.  

 

source: mamapapabubba.com 

 

5. Easy DIY Bird Feeder 

A home made bird feeder not only acts as a nice activity, it also encourages birds into your garden for the kids to spot and identify. Soon enough you’ll know your pigeon from your pied flycatcher (no, me neither). To make the bird feeder, take a toilet roll cover or pine cone in peanut butter and roll in bird feed. Pop a string through, and tie to a tree or fence.

 

toilet roll bird feeder with blossom background

source: firefliesandmudpies.com 

 

Looking for picnic and lunch bags to take into the great outdoors? Why not check out our blog on the Top 5 Picnic Bags and Baskets!  

How many have you tried? Tag us on social media and let us know the fun activities your little hotdogs get up to!

 

brunette woman and her two children in patterned hats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Emma Watson founder of Little Hotdog Watson

Little Hotdog Watson is a kidswear brand with a difference. We make kids hats unlike any other by combining style + innovation. Our sun hats offer triple protection from UV, Mosquitoes and Overheating, while our winter hats are water resistant, reflective and extra cosy. Take a look at our hats here.

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