National Children's Gardening Week takes place from 29th May- 6th June, this week focuses on getting your children enthusiastic about gardening.
This year National children's garden week has teamed up with Peppa Pig to help raise money for Save the Children whilst encouraging your little ones to get outdoors and get gardening! Save the Children are a UK-based charity that works not only in the UK but across the world to give children a chance to learn, develop and grow, a chance many children wouldn't have without the support from this amazing charity. The coronavirus pandemic has only heightened the need for support from this charity as now more than ever children are in need of basic supplies.
If you would like to donate you can visit the just giving page or you can head down to your local garden centre's where National Children's Gardening Centres have created some activity booklets you can take home in exchange for a donation to this great cause, but please check participating garden centre's via the store locator before you head out.
Activities To Get Your Children Gardening
1. Mini Beats Hunts
Take your little ones out to explore the wildlife that can be found in your garden, we have named this our Mini Beast Hunt! We have created a mini beast checklist that you can download and print off to take outside with you and check off all the wildlife you can spot in your garden!
2. Make a Scarecrow
This activity will require more resources than any of the other activities.
What You'll Need
What To Do
3. Muddy Puddle Splash O-Meter
If its a rainy day or has been rainy day and there are lots of puddles about why not get your little adventurer prepared in their waterproof jacket and wellies and let them run free outside. Download our printable Splash-O-Meter chart and see who can make the biggest splashes in all the muddy puddles.
4. Buy & Plant Some Seeds
Although this one may seem very simple, giving your little ones a chance to go out and select some seeds whether there bright and colourful flowers or even some vegetables, is likely to get them engaged in the idea of planting the seeds. Once home gives them an area to work in, so they can come back and check on how their seeds are growing.
5. Colour Trail Checklist
Another simple activity, this can be done in the comfort of your own garden or if you are looking to go further afield this works too. Simply download print our Colour Trail Checklist and take on your next adventure. This activity encourages your little ones to explore the outdoors around them looking for wildlife and nature in specific colours, with some harder find colour such as pink and orange this will keep them interested and engaged.
For more fun activities you can head to National Children's Gardening Week where they have even more fun activities you can get involved in.
We have teamed up with Children's Gardening Week and Peppa Pig to bring you an incredible competition to win a £100 Gift card to spend on the Regatta Peppa Pig Range! All you have to do is submit a drawing of your favourite flower, so why not get your little ones involved and get creative. Once you have created your image simply head on over to the National Children's Gardening Week site and you will be able to upload your entry via the Peppa Pig Page.
Don't forget, if you would like to donate to this amazing cause you can donate now! or you can text Peppa to 70008 to donate £3 to Save the Children*
Save the Children Fund is a registered company limited by guarantee (Company No. 178159). Registered Charity in England & Wales (No. 213890), Scotland (SC039570) and Isle of Man (No. 199). 1 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4AR.
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