Hello everyone! How has your day been going with the kiddos? We’ve been pretty good over in the Baker house.
Since it’s finally spring time I thought it would be fun to do a little planting with the kids. Bentley planted a sunflower last year in his prek class and L-O-V-E-D it. He was so excited to check it out each morning to see how it had changed.
Before we get started you have to know one thing about me. Not only am I a horrible baker, I also have a brown thumb. Like I can kill a cactus. I’m really hoping that I can get these flowers to grow and not let my little guys down.
I also decided to add a little journalling activity to this project. Today I’ll be posting about the craft portion. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the journal I made for them.
On to today’s fun! I wanted to have the boys decorate their own planter. I think by doing this they’ll be way more excited about it. This will also hopefully cut down on fights. I can already hear the, “No JJ that’s my flower!” or “No brother that mine!”.
I haven’t shared to much about my kids’ interest yet, (I hope to be doing a post on them soon) but their world revolves around super heros, especially Bentley. I decided that we would make super hero planters! Then in true kid fashion they ruined my idea and both chose the Hulk. So much for trying to avoid fights.
Here are the materials that you will need:
- green flower pots
- potting soil
- seeds or flowers
- permanent marker
Before the boys came over to join me, I went ahead a laid everything out in the yard.
I also decorated one of the flower pots. I purchased three flower pots. Two for the boys and one for me. My flower pot will have the already established plant. That way while we’re waiting for their flowers to grow, they have something else to observe. I drew this little guy on my flower pot.
He looks a little bit like a cross between the Hulk and a green alien. But when I asked JJ who it was, he knew. That’s all that matters. I found some great instructions on how to do this from this helpful video. My kids love when I draw their favorite characters, so videos like this are great for me.
I gave the boys a choice between me drawing for them, or they could do it on their own. They chose to do it themselves. Here are their Hulks. JJ said he drew the bad Hulk. He’s a tad obsessed with Thor: Ragnarok.
After their pots were decorated we planted the flowers.
They had fun doing this part. Which is surprising because my kids hate getting dirty.
While they were having their fun, Sadie was exploring the backyard.
This one is all about checking out her surroundings right now.
That’s it! Here are the boys with their finished pots.
Tomorrow I will be posting about how I extended this activity. There will be a free printable as well. Who doesn’t love a good freebie?
If you want to see if these flowers live or die, follow me on Instagram . Fingers crossed we have some beautiful flowers in a few weeks.
Don’t forget to pin this activity if you want to try it out with your littles.