Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Kids Grow Wild with MoneySupermarket and BritMums


BritMums #KidsGrowWild Challenge, Children Gardening Kit, Children Gardening
















BritMums #KidsGrowWild Challenge, Children Gardening Kit, Children Gardening
















We do love challenges! This time we took part in MoneySupermarket and BritMums #KidsGrowWild challenge, and we were really looking forward to doing some gardening when the kit arrived! The kit included a tidying bag to hold everything in, a pair of gardening gloves, a watering can, a spade and fork and 3 packets of flower seeds.

The weather hasn't been great last week, luckily the sky has cleared during the weekend, giving us enough play time in the garden!


BritMums #KidsGrowWild Challenge, Children Gardening Kit, Children Gardening

BritMums #KidsGrowWild Challenge, Children Gardening Kit, Children Gardening












We found an old planter that Abby could use for her mixed flowers (unfortunately the flower border is off limit as I have paid a good amount of money to clear most of the plants, weeds and bushes to be removed). It was amusing to see how focused she was at loosening up the soil, making holes, seeding, covering them up and watering them. It was good to know that she doesn't mind getting all hands on! Clay wanted to take part but he's been sticking the fork into the seeded soil, I guess we need another container of soil for him to play with. 

Abby is really dedicated and wanted to check on her flowers the next day already! I hope it doesn't become one of those daily request though.. Imagine "Can I check my flowers now please?" every day, few times a day and several "Why not?!" or "Why haven't they grown yet?!" filled in between!

I do think that kids should be getting more involved to get them interested, why don't you get your children involved in some gardening as well? You'll be surprised with how focused to the task they can be, and if you grow leafy vegetables, you'll be seeing them eating more as well!


Disclosure: This post is an entry to BritMums' #KidsGrowWild Challenge and we were sent a gardening kit for it