Activities for the kids

Denim-Jean Planter

Denim is all the rage in the fashion world at the moment - why not bring this fabulous fashion into your garden thinking too, and make a statement with it on your patio or indoors.
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Hanging around this winter

Hanging around this winter

Hanging herb garden With more and more people opting to live in gated estates here in sunny South Africa, we find that gardens with plenty of space are becoming a thing of the past.
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Tin Can Light Art

With summer around the corner and the weather starting to heat up nicely in the evenings, our verandahs and decks are once again becoming useful.
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Sprouting Seeds

Nature is fascinating! Why not show your kids the magic of Mother Nature by experiencing, first-hand, how a simple seed sprouts into life!
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Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion Experiment

This might look like such a simple experiment but it will definitely show the importance of having vegetation covering the soil to your kids!
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Snail Traps

This means war! It is time to get the kids involved in the fight against the slimy creatures that feed on the leaves and roots of your carefully tended plants.
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Simply Succulent

Keeping kids busy is one thing … keeping them busy and interested in doing activities that are good for them is a completely different ballgame. Keeping kids busy is one thing … keeping them busy and interested in doing activities that are good for them is a completely different ballgame. Teach your kids to make an eggshell succulent garden one weekend after a hearty breakfast of boiled eggs.
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Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

Take the guess work out of watering seeds for kids and help them make their very own self-watering seed starter pot!
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Secret Seed Garden

Seeds are all around us, just waiting in the soil to grow. By gathering dirt from several areas, you can grow a garden and see what pops up from those secret seeds. What you'll need: 3 or 4 scoops of dirt, each from a different location Spade Shoe box lid or rectangular shallow container.
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Planting Seeds in Toilet Rolls

In the spirit of World Environment Day this month, why not practice the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
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Pet Herb Planters

With school holidays still in full swing it’s necessary to keep the kids entertained with activities that can be both fun and educational.
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Peanut Wreath Bird Feeder Peanut Wreath Bird Feeder

Peanut Wreath Bird Feeder
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Painted Plant Stone Markers Painted Plant Stone Markers

Painted Plant Stone Markers
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Mustard Egg (Wo)men

You will need: Empty Toilet Roll Scissors (adult supervision required) Sellotape Egg Cotton Wool or Kitchen Roller Towel A Rainbow of Coloured Pencils Felt Tip Koki’s Mustard Seeds (or cress seeds) How to: Step 1 Boil your egg/s and then eat it for breakfast.
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Hanging Miniature Garden

We’ve been exploring the use of smaller garden spaces lately, to create something beautiful that can be placed either indoors or outdoors.
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Miniature Garden

Feel like a giant by getting the kids to create their very own Miniature Garden.
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Making Mother’s Day Marvellous!

"I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine – she helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.”
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Making Petal Soap for Mother’s Day

Petals are a nice personal touch to soap you're making so choose your mom's best kind!
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Making Coloured Eggs

Step 1 - Blowing Eggs: Make a pin hole in each side of the egg.
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Make a Mini Hothouse

Get the kids to make their very own mini hothouses this weekend! It’s a great way to get your vegetable or flower seedlings off to a good start before transplanting them into the garden. What you’ll need: ± 12cm pot (should fit the diameter of a coke bottle) 2l coke bottle Scissors Spade Potting soil Seedlings of your choice Step 1 Use the scissors to carefully cut your coke bottle.
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