Summer is here! And like most mommas with littles, I'm doing all I can to keep my kids occupied! My Pinterest board is full of inexpensive crafts and activities to try with my toddlers. I came across a DIY potting station and, as an avid plant lover, I had to give it a try!
Here's what you need:
Dry beans - any kind really, I went with brown beans to resemble soil
Plastic pots - I had some saved from plants I had purchased in the past but you can also find them in the plant department at Wal-Mart or Lowes!
Large plastic container with lid (to hold the beans)
Tarp - my youngest is 2 years old so this was much needed to contain the mess! My 4-year-old was much tidier.
Water can - just to pretend, adding water into the mix might not be the best idea!
My kids played with this activity for over an hour the first time I introduced them to it! And they asked to do it again soon after. I just stored all the items in the same container as the beans to keep everything tidy and in one place.
I love activities that mimic real life activities and that prompt imaginary play. My 2-year-old mostly played with the beans and shovels for sensory play, but he still had a lot of fun. I think this activity works well for kids ages 2 and up! It's especially great for a rainy day when you can't get outside.
Let us know if you give this activity a try! Tag us on social media @daintyjewellsblog