Garden Collage Craft
Who else is ready to get their hands in the dirt? If you’re anything like me and my little avid gardeners, you started planning your 2014 garden soon after your final Fall 2013 harvest! Being the middle of winter right now, gardening may be the furthest activity from your mind, but what better way to start planning your 2014 garden with your little ones then a creative craft with your old seed catalogues?
Although we do most of our organic heirloom seed shopping online, we still tend to get seed catalogues that find their way to us in the mail. Instead of just throwing them in the recycle when you’re finished, why not reuse portions of the catalogue for your garden craft?
Simply cut out and sort images from your seed catalogue. This can help younger children with scissor dexterity if they are learning how to cut – or if your little ones aren’t using scissors yet, feel free to do the cutting and prep work yourself before hand.The sorting can help engage you and your child in so many fun conversations. You can talk about the different types of vegetables, the colours they see, counting how many of each vegetable are in each picture, the possibilities are endless. Allow your child’s imagination to grow with this activity. There are no right or wrong ways to do this activity, or any craft for that matter . Let your child lead and see what creative ways they would like to sort the images.
It’s time to collage! I did this craft with a local group of Crunchy Mamas and their little ones recently (I’ll share more about how amazing it is to connect with like minded mamas in another post! ). I prepped the ‘garden plot’ with individualized garden signs with the child’s name. Feel free to personalize as you will. My little guys really enjoyed making gardens for different family members, tailoring each ‘garden’ to each individual.
Ta da! All set for Spring Planting! What do you have planned for your garden this year? Have you started getting your seeds ready?!