15 Minutes Out in the Garden

Get the kids outdoors into the garden or local green space.
Explore and discover what amazing things are right under our noses.

Run barefoot in the grass

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No instructions necessary - just take off your shoes and socks and feel the earth under your feet - great for the mind, body and soul

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Play the listening game

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When they're small, stillness is a skill - active listening can help in lots of other areas too

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Look after your plants

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What do they need to survive, what are they like today, have they changed since the last time you looked?

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Mini Bug Hunt

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Discover what mini beasts are hiding on your next walk with this handy guide to download

Egg Carton Nature Hunt

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Just take a few empty egg cartons into the garden and explore

Eat Outside

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Take favourite toys outdoors and have a tea party

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Spider Web Hunt

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Search for webs around your garden- in nooks and crannies

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Explore your garden blindfolded

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Let the kids engage all their senses as they find their way, guessing what is around them from touch, smell and sound.

Outdoor play box or bucket

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Put together an outdoor play box for the children to use when outside- old buckets, spades, trowels, paintbrushes, spoons, toys, sponges, unused containers or plastic bottles.

Start a mud kitchen or outdoor bakery

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Kids love to get their hands dirty making pud pies or exploring new recipies for nature potions

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Feed the birds

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The simplest acts can be the best of fun - connect with the wildlife on your doorstep. Put food out for the birds or make this simple apple bird feeder.

Garden Birds Spotter

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Sit and watch the birds visiting your garden or green space. Use the handy spotter to I.D. them too.

Scent Trail

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Go on a short scent trail in your garden or nearby green space

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Discover a new plant

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Use a plant ID app to explore a new plant together, like PlantNet Plant Identification.

Easy Peasy Gardening

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Use stuff from the recycling bin to get in a spot of gardening with the kids. Check out the link to get started.