Mia is really into the outdoors at the moment and whilst she has always loved being outside in the garden, she is just becoming more interested in flowers and plants. I have no interest in gardening at all, but Mario does so he has been showing Mia how to care for the flowers when he isn’t there on weekdays. Since reviewing the Grofresh Kitchen Garden last month, Mia has been asking if she can have her own plants to look after so when Mud and Bloom asked if we would like to take a look at their children’s gardening boxes, I knew Mia would be really excited to see what was inside! You too can get children involved in nature!
More and more, we are learning about the importance of nature to children’s health and wellbeing so with this is mind, Mud and Bloom was set up to inspire families to get their children outdoors more and to connect with nature. They are a monthly subscription service that delivers seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities right to your door. Each monthly box contains everything you need to complete 2 craft and 2 planting activities which help your child connect with the nature around them.
The boxes themselves are environmentally friendly as the materials and packaging are plastic free and they only use certified organic seeds where possible. You also do not need to have a garden in order to access the activities as in each box, there is organic, peat-free compost pellets so anyone can grow the seeds regardless of their space available.
Aimed at 3-8 year olds, the boxes arrive through your door each month and contain 2 seasonal activities for your child to complete. Each instruction, quiz and game is aimed at teaching your child about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall. Our box (July’s) contains seeds to grow lettuce and giant radishes as well as instructions and materials to make nature paintbrushes and summer flower vases. As well as this, there is a Nature News card which tells you all about the different plants, animals and insects and birds that will be around this time of year and an activity card to mark off the leaves and trees you spot!
Mario and Mia had great fun preparing and planting the seeds and due to the amazing summer, we are having, the shoots started to appear pretty much the same day much to Mia’s excitement! Her job is to now water her plants every day (something she doesn’t find hard to remember) and she can’t wait to try her lettuce and radishes!
I think Mud and Bloom have done a fantastic job with their monthly subscription boxes and getting children involved in nature . What a fab way to get children involved in gardening and to connect with nature! At just £7.95 a month, it’s an easy way to learn the basics of growing your own fruit and veg and the activities are really fun to complete too!
Disclaimer: we were sent a box in order to write this however all opinions and views are honest and our own