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Little Planter’s Fruit and Veggie Garden

fridiy-fruit-and-veggie-buttonApril showers bring May flowers and it’s time to start planting in the yard. If your kiddos have green thumbs they can start their own fruit and veggie garden with this craft. This creation will spark little ones’ imaginations and they can “grow” their garden inside their playroom or outside while you’re gardening.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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Steps:

  1. Remove the tissue from the tissue box and cut off the top portion.
  2. Cut out the stencils.
  3. Trace the fruit and vegetable stencils onto the foam sheets.
  4. Cut out the traced fruit and vegetables and tape the greenery onto the appropriate produce.
  5. Roll either brown or black foam sheets into tubes to represent the soil. To keep them together, tape and place them into the box. You may need to cut a little off each tube in order for them to fit into the tissue box.
  6. Place the fruit and vegetables in between the foam tubes. Flowers can also be put next to the produce that’s been planted.

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Your little gardeners will have a blast planting the fruits and veggies and then harvesting their crops when they’re nice and ripe! This activity not only promotes imaginative play, but teaches kids the basics of gardening.  Plus, the colorful produce will look great outside next to your children’s playhouse.

Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required.

 

Go Fish! Kid’s Water Table Activity

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Spring is here and that means that it’s time to splish, splash and dig with a sand and water table! This month’s craft will go perfectly with your little one’s sensory activity table and provide hours of imaginative play fun for your kiddos. Instead of going to the lake to catch some fish, we’re reeling them in, in the backyard or playroom!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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Steps:

  1. Cut out the fish stencils your kids would like to use.
  2. Trace the stencils onto the foam and cut them out.
  3. Place the mini clothespin onto the foam fish.
  4. Cut the string for the fishing line. You can make the string as long or as small as your tots would like.
  5. Tie the string onto the clip and the wood stick. For extra make believe fun, you can make the string longer and wind it up when youngsters pretend to catch the fish.
  6. Place the fishing poles in the water and wait for the kids to say they caught a bite!

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After this craft, your kids will be mini fisherman!  This artistic and sensory play activity can used inside the playroom or outside in the yard. You can make plenty of fishing poles for your whole family to use to be a part of the pretend play fun!

Will you be making this fish-tastic creation this spring?