This is our last Half Term challenge from the Nature Adventure Club, and I'm a little sad as I have really liked spending time with my family doing things that we might not have usually done. Although we already spend a lot of time outdoors, the activities that we found ourselves challenged to do with the Arla's Kids Closer to Nature team have taken our outdoor time to a new level of fun. I can honestly say that the bark boats and the rainbow bubbles are not something that I would have thought of doing without prompting and they were really fun so I hope that if you are looking for something to do with family this weekend you will try these out. I know that we will be looking for a lot more ideas from the website with a more open mind.
Our last challenge has involved us watching the videos on the Arla's Kids Closer to Nature Facebook page that Chris Packham (Yes *the* Chris Packham) has made with the team. We were asked to choose one video as inspiration for something to do as a family for our final challenge, but when all the ideas are great what do you do? Well, you agree to do all of them over the next few weeks and to make full use of the iphone app to carry them all out of course. Today we are going to plant some seeds because, we love watching plants grow. Below is the video that inspired us.
So we are going to go to the garden centre to look for some seeds we could plant and grow in to something to brighten up our house in these darker Autumn months. I came up with the idea of growing a few amaryllis, but we shall have a look at what the packets recommend as being suitable! We are going to keep a diary of the growth of the plants over on our Facebook page over the next few weeks and hopefully if you join in you will have some beautiful blooms like us too.
Don't forget to visit the Arla's Kids Closer to Nature facebook page to enter the competition to win one of three outdoor activity packs, including a year's family membership to all National Trust sites, kids' binoculars, a kite, National Geographic Bug Barn and Insect Lore Butterfly Garden!