At last, spring has sprung! It’s time to welcome warmer weather, brighter days… and plenty of outdoor play!
At George, we recognise the importance of creative play and understand that getting outdoors plays a huge part. There are heaps of fun things to do in the garden, and matching activities to your little explorers’ interests will keep them entertained all afternoon.
How Do I Entertain My Kids In The Garden?
With more hours of daylight (woohoo!), you might be wondering how to keep busy bees entertained outdoors on weekends and over the Easter break. Thankfully, we’ve come up with creative springtime garden activities for kids (and grown-ups!) to get stuck into.
Get The Kids Involved In Gardening
Gardening isn’t just for grown-ups and nurturing little green fingers will inspire a lifelong love for flowers and plants. Set up a garden patch in a sunny spot, just for them, where kids can watch their fave veggies grow – almost as fast as they do!
Choose seeds for easy-to-grow peas, potatoes and tomatoes for their tiny garden that’ll glow with all the colours of the rainbow. When ready to harvest, children can add the fruits of their labour to tasty homemade meals – what better way to sneak in their five a day!
Set Your Garden Up For Adventure
Transform your garden into an adventure island with those garden gems like swings, slides, and tables games. Whatever junior sports they’re into, bring some excitement to your backyard.
Kids can experience all the fun of the playground and whizz down a show-stopping slide or jump for joy on the bounciest trampolines.
Promise young footballers can bring it home with our football goals and nets – game on!
Got a competitive bunch? Amateur athletes will love competing against the family in table tennis tournaments. Psst…don’t forget to hand someone the title of drink and snack refiller.
Did you hear? Scooters are having a moment in 2022 – so make dreams come true this spring with our on-trend collection. Little bikers will love cycling around their garden with our cool kids’ bikes – watch out!
Get Artsy Outdoors
Who says you’ve got to save all the crafty fun for indoors? Not us! Nature gives all the inspo for artwork, so spark their creative thinking and bring the arts and crafts kits outdoors on sunny days.
Children can draw beautiful butterflies and lovely ladybirds with a wooden easel, taking pride of place in a warm spot in the garden. Whether they prefer chalk or paint brushes, they can draw freely, wipe away their creations and play with their wooden toy over and over again.
If you’re up to the challenge – embrace messy play and bring paint pots, glitter and glue into the garden. Kids will love sensory play with outdoor sandpits, giving them a taste of life at sea.
We can’t think of anything better than bringing messy play outdoors. In our eyes, it’s a total life hack – no sticky carpets and operation clean-up is so much quicker!
Mission: Garden Campout
For little adventurers who might not be ready to camp away from home just yet, setting up camp in your back garden can be an exciting way to experience all the fun of camping whilst feeling safe at home.
It’s a fab opportunity for family bonding or a super cool idea for a birthday party or sleepover.
Recreate the campfire at home by toasting marshmallows, telling spooky stories and setting up a scavenger hunt for the following morning. P.S… don’t forget to sing some campfire songs!
Build A Cool Outdoor Den
We all have fond childhood memories of building dens and transporting them outside feels SO much more mischievous! A creative way to use old bedding and bed sheets, let your kids imagination run free and build THE best den ever.
There are so many picks across our kids’ garden furniture little ones can furnish their dens with aptly sized kitchen tea sets, bean bags and tables.
Host A Sunflower Growing Competition
Late spring is the best time of the year to plant sunflower seeds, and they are SOW easy to grow (pun very much intended!). Involve siblings, friends and neighbours, get planting and host a sunflower growing competition!
Grown-ups, don’t be shy! You can offer a helping hand and prepare the soil by using a trowel to remove weeds and then rake to smooth. Our gardening tools will deffo come in handy here!
Gently place the sunflowers into your chosen spot for them to flower and cover them up with soil. Remember to water them at least once a week and eventually, your sunflower will grow taller than you!
Once you’ve crowned your winner, share your sunflower snaps with us on Insta by tagging @GeorgeAtAsda or #WeAreGeorge. Don’t worry…we always ask permission before sharing your pictures!
For more inspo on children’s fashion and ways to keep them entertained, explore our other handy kids’ guides.