Chitting potatoes in eggs boxes with kids.

It’s Valentine’s Day and my two eager students have been chitting seed potatoes by setting them in open egg boxes in a warm, dry, light place. I told them that…

How to make bird food hearts - great Valentines Day craft activity

Bird food hearts This simple activity kept my children quietly occupied for ages! They made treats for the birds by threading hooped breakfast cereal onto pipe cleaners and shaping them…

How to make Valentine's Day seed cards - a great project for children

These seed cards make a great Valentine gift, but you could create them for any occasion, says Katherine Miller We’ve made Valentine cards with ‘plant me’ hearts stuck to the…

What to do with all those play balls? - Make cane toppers, a great project for children

Up-cycle old play balls into cane toppers for the garden, says Katherine Miller Many parents will have experienced the re-creation of a ‘ball pit’ – as seen at soft play…

How to grow monkey nuts - a great gardening project for kids

Of all the weird and wonderful things to grow, we had the most success with monkey nuts! Children are never going to be able to grow monkey nuts at school…

How to grow monkey nuts - a great gardening project for kids

Try growing fruit pips and veg seeds for a fun experiment, says Katherine Miller Of all the weird and wonderful things to grow, we had the most success with monkey…

Spooky spider pots for Halloween - a great project for children

Have some Halloween fun with these Spooky Spider pots, says Katherine Miller To make these Halloween spider pots, you’ll need four chunky pipe cleaners for the spider’s legs, some eyes…

Great autumn projects for kids - Pumpkins

Growing pumpkins from seed is great project for kids. Big seeds and sturdy seedlings produce fruit in time for Halloween, with very little maintenance along the way… Sowing pumpkins Pumpkin…

Great autumn projects for kids - pumpkins and leaves

Keep your little monsters busy with some autumn projects, says Katherine Miller We are lucky enough to have a big tree in our garden, but with it comes the job…

Garden games for children - great holiday projects

We had our own sports day in the garden with a ‘welly race’ and a ‘sack race’, and made some simple small games for everyone to play, says Katherine Miller…