Review: Mud & Bloom May 2018

Once again I’ve been getting very behind with our gardening activities. Half term passed by in a flash, especially as we were away for some of it, so I don’t have as many pictures of this as I’d like. However our little planting and nature adventures are continuing, even without photographic evidence, so take a look at what was inside the May Mud & Bloom!

Mud & Bloom Review May 2018

There were two lovely crafts to make this month. A nature loom, using twigs, twine, and flowers and plants picked on outdoor adventures! There was also a crown and mask to decorate!

Mud & Bloom Review May 2018

This month’s seeds were great for looking ahead – pumpkins and sweet peas.

Mud & Bloom Review May 2018

As always you also get four little peat pellets, which you soak in water and then use to plant the seeds.

Mud & Bloom Review May 2018

As we’ve run out of mini pots we’re going down the biodegradable route and using egg boxes as seed planters! 

Mud & Bloom Review May 2018

There they are all planted up. Hopefully they’ll sprout soon and we can transfer them to the garden!

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As always, Mud & Bloom provide lovely ideas and is a wonderful way to introduce the joys of gardening. I’m not at all good with plants an gardens, so I’m frequently impressed at the plants we’ve managed to grow! 

The nature activities are perfect to encourage getting outside and exploring the world around you, and you also get lovely information cards and quizzes to help spot what’s happening in nature at this time of year. Even very tiny children can get involved, there is really no age limit to this!

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Here’s a little update:

We planted out our tomatoes, nasturtiums, and peas! It’s exciting to see our little plants outdoors at last!

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Quick blurb and pricing from the website:

A box costs £7.95 a month inclusive of shipping if you’re based in the UK.

Get 20% discount off your first box with the code FIRSTBOX20

The boxes are for 3-8 year olds and will be delivered through your letter box at the beginning of each month.

Each box includes everything you need for two seasonal activities: one gardening and one nature craft – along with instructions, quizzes and games aimed at teaching children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.

Activities have been created by qualified teachers and they support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education.

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