With the warmer weather finally arriving, it’s time to think about how we can make the most of being outdoors and get as much fresh air as possible during the spring and summer months. There are so many wonderful things to do in the garden with the children, from learning activities to simply having some fun, so there’s no excuse to grab your wellies and get out there! It doesn’t matter how big or small your outside space is, there’s always something you can be doing to enjoy some fresh air and make the most of being outdoors.
During the spring you can start to plant certain seeds that are going to bloom into beautifully colourful flowers. This is a great way of getting out into the garden and putting your mind to something exciting. For your little ones, they can help you fill up pots with soil, as well as planting the seeds and going on to watch them grow over the next few weeks. There are a number of plants that can be sown over the spring season, that will come to life and enhance your garden in time for the summer. Take a look online for the essential gardening supplies that you’ll need to get the jobs done and get green fingered with your little ones!
Building a Den
There’s nothing quite as exciting as having an outdoor space where you can build a den and let your imagination run wild. From an exciting fort, to a magical castle, the possibilities are endless, and you can create whatever your heart desires. All you need to build a den in the garden is some cardboard boxes, sticky tape, marker pens and blankets and you’re good to go! The great thing about building a den outside is that you’ll limit the amount of mess made inside, which is always going to be a positive!
With so many beautiful birds in and around your garden, now is the perfect time to get out and do some bird watching. This activity is great for both parents and children as not only are you spending some quality time together, but your both learning and experiencing new things together. The RSPB have a wonderful activity source online which can be found here, that helps youngsters to bird watch, showing them which birds to look out for, with activity sheets and information to teach them everything they need to know about the birds that visit the garden.
Having a Picnic
Struggling to leave the house with the little ones? Well, getting out into the garden for a lovely picnic is a great way of keeping them entertained, getting the fresh air they need and also spending some time together. Picnics are a great part of summer, from the jam sandwiches to the delicious sausage rolls and you often find that putting a picnic together is much quicker and cheaper than cooking a larger meal. Picnics are ideal for a light lunch, whilst getting some essential vitamin D!