We’ve had a few Mud & Bloom boxes now, and have loved the range of different activities and plants to sew, but that still all really do celebrate that thread of inspiring children to connect with nature. This is particularly true given that my son’s school are teaching the kids all abotunature this term so this box has just been brilliantly timed with some truly standout activities.
What’s in the box?
- Grow your own purple kohlrabi
- Make a sundial
- Grow forget-me-nots
- Make some nature sun prints
- Wildflower spotter
- Regular Nature News and Quiz
I can’t believe I have got to (cough) ‘approaching’ forty without knowing about sun printing paper. I have been absolutely raving about this activity since the box arrived and both me and my son absolutely loved it. He took his to school to do ‘show and tell’ and we are now as a family looking to buy more of this paper so we can make more prints. I would almost go as far as to say that the cost alone this month was worth it for this. I regret using both at the same time as I would quite like to do another one now! This was how our best one turned out…
We also loved the sundial activity, although we haven’t quite finished ours yet as we ran out of decent sized stones. The oil pastels in the box are great, especially to have such a huge range of colours. We will definitely be sharing our finished piece on Instagram.
We have planted our forget me nots but now need to wait a little while as we have run of space in the garden! Our tomatoes have taken over and what was once a mini patch were we were planting all of our Mud & Bloom goodies, has now become a giant tomato jungle. We have about 5 tiny ones so far but a lot of flowers so we are expecting an abundant harvest!
A really exciting addition was the kohlrabi. I would never have looked to buy seeds of this so its something we’re all looking forward to planting and harvesting.