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Year6teacher754 Tue 28-Apr-20 08:50:42

Hello, I have a five year old and a 21 month old. I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas for games/activities to do in the garden?

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Lumene Tue 28-Apr-20 09:02:58


BatBoo Tue 28-Apr-20 09:13:02

Mine are the same age and love spending all day in the garden. They enjoy the following:

Chasing each other around
Hide and seek
Watering plants (or the lawn to make puddles for splashing)
"Painting" the fence/wall with water
Outdoor disco (put music on and ask them to dance)
Searching for bugs
Laying down and looking at the clouds
Making potions/mud pies
Pretend (or real) picnics
Helping me hang the washing out

Anything really. I don't set a structured game. They use their imaginations mainly. Even though we have a trampoline, wendy house, swing, they love nothing more than running around and being silly together.

Hope that helps.

Dontlickthetrolley Tue 28-Apr-20 09:14:17

Bucket of water, paint brush. Paint the fence, walls, pavement, each other!

Bucket of soapy water and a sponge, wash their outside toys.

Stellaris22 Tue 28-Apr-20 09:15:44

The best garden games for kids

Namechangeymcnamechange11 Tue 28-Apr-20 09:17:27

Watering the plants
Bark rubbings. Rubbings of other things too. My 2 year old enjoyed taking them of the patio...
Checking on the growth of bulbs each morning.
Water play - bowl, jug, etc anything they can scoop with. Boat races.
Sand play
Taking diggers/cars out to the soil.

Stellaris22 Tue 28-Apr-20 09:18:45

Already a helpful post about this FYI, see link.

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