Friday, 10 June 2011

fairy gardens

play academy

Linking up with Nurture store's play academy

I have been wanting to make fairy gardens for a while with the kids and have finally got round to it.
For the container we used a seed tray with holes in the bottom so that they can be kept outside. We firstly filled them with compost and little stones. I bought a few bits to put in-bridges, mini fake pot plants, blue gravel to act as a river, some plastic trees from the dinasaur set and best of all some tiny minature garden gnomes!!!
We added in some plastic Disney characters but hopefully another activity might be making 'peg fairies'!

Melissa's garden

Louis' garden

Monday, 6 June 2011

June-gardening theme.

Tot School

I have been very lazy about blogging lately!
Firstly we have just got back from a short trip to France to see my husband's family so I will beging by sharing a few photos. My husband's family are dairy farmers-infact he grew up on the farm.
Here is a photo of me and the kids with my husband's brother in his tractor

Here is my husband playing in the barn with the kids

and here is Melissa all dressed up for an evening in a restaurant...

We all had a great time. I was suprised how relaxing and enjoyable as I had been a bit anxious about it as my French is not so great plus their way of life is so slow paced compared to ours. Three days was not long enough particularly as they had such gorgeous weather and we are having horrid cold rainy weather in Engand.

So now onto our new theme for June. I decided on a theme about gardenning. I have ordered stuff off amazon to make minature/fairy gardens. So far all we have done is fill a tray with soil and use some stones off the rockery but hopefully this time next week we will have more detail :-)

My sensory tub is combined with my playdough theme this month. I filled the tray with fake flowers, plant pots, kids gardenning tools and some brown playdough to act as 'soil' for potting the flowers!
Next week I will get a photo of the kids in action with the sensory tub. I had to just take a quick shot as I have had no camera batteries for days!!!

We have also done tons of 'real' gardenning, involving potting bedding plants in tubs!