Contents: sticker sheet, soil pellets, black plastic membrane, seeds, wooden greenhouse pieces, wooden seed markers, greenhouse journal and PVA glue.
Our first activity pack contained all the materials we’d need to create our own ‘Mini Greenhouse’. Penny has been asking to do planting for months but I’m far from green-fingered so had been putting it off in the hope she’d do it at school. Penny (6) pieced together the frame of the greenhouse and loved getting her hands dirty ripping open the soil pellets, laying down the soil and poking holes for the seeds. The pack contained basil, parsley and basil seeds plus a ‘Greenhouse Journal’ to encourage her to observe the seeds grow and look after them. The frame is surprisingly sturdy and reusable. This was a fantastic hands-on activity that encouraged Penny to be more responsible and think about the life cycle of a seed and how her food is grown. Loved this!
Branch & Bloom Nature Loom
Contents: wooden beads, wool, ribbon, wooden sticks, foil, pipe cleaners, string and cord.
This activity involved constructing a loom by intertwining bits and bobs together to create a beautiful hanging decoration. We adventured outdoors to the woods with the ‘Forager’s Guide’ inside to find nature nick-nacks like grass, daisies and twigs for weaving. Penny also added some pieces of ribbon, buttons and feathers she found in her arts and crafts box.
The box also came with a brilliant magazine packed with ideas, puzzles and colouring-in pages as well as a sticker sheet. Our bonus gift this month was a sachet of giant sunflower seeds and a growth chart to keep track of their height.