Games for 5 years Gardening for 5 years
This is a great idea for any time of year and the beauty of it is every child will have something to take home with them.
Get a selection of small plants depending on the time of year; pansies are good as are any pretty small plant that you can get cheaply at a garden center.
You will also need to buy some soil, sand, and flower pots.
Ask each child to bring a trowel / fork for the planting.
Have lots of little containers and a bucket of water.
Then when everyone is ready, get him or her to pick a plant, then a flowerpot.
(In order to reduce the arguments get everyone the same flowerpot! You could get a bigger one for the birthday boy / girl.
Put some sand in the bottom of the flower pot, then soil, and then make a hole for the flower and plant the flower. They finish off by watering the flower and they can take it home with them.
A good idea to make the game last even longer is to first have an Arty Party station where they have to paint their flowerpot!
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