It’s spring, and that means one thing in our house: our windowsills are rammed with little pots ready to grow our seeds! This is something that I started with the Bear when she was only a few years old so that she would understand where food comes from. Since then it has become a tradition in our home to grow a few things every year.
The great news is that you don’t need a lot of space. For us we have a few planters in the back garden which we fill each year but if all you have is a window then that is enough. It’s amazing how captivated little ones will be with nothing more than growing cress in some eggshells.
It’s something that can so easily be built into home-schooling too. Plant a sunflower and ask them to keep a weekly picture as it grows. This simple activity not only gets them away from screens as they spend a little time with nature, but they’ll be learning as they do it. Each week they can measure their sunflower, draw a picture of what it looks like and write a short sentence for and boom, you have maths, art and literacy covered in one activity (that deserves a quiet cup of tea right??)
THE BACK TO THE GARDEN CAMPAIGN
That’s exactly what Sudocrem are trying to achieve as they believe that creating a window box full of edible herbs can be just as inspiring as digging a vegetable patch, and we agree!
The Sudocrem team are partnering with gardeners and garden centres all over the nation, Sudocrem’s to encourage us all to start our own gardening projects in our windows or gardens. Packed full of tips, advice and knowledge as to how to keep our plants healthy, Sudocrem will also be donating one hundred growing kits to families all over the UK to kick start their growing projects.
“Right now, there are around 5 million children under the age of 10 who need activities to get them through the next few months,” says Alice Bamford, Sudocrem brand manager. “At Sudocrem, we want to give families a hand as best we can.”
What to get your hands on a kit? Well, I have THREE to give away!
The Sudocrem are giving away THREE Back to the Garden kits worth £40 each to lucky Tippytupps readers. You can choose from an indoor or outdoor kit. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.
This giveaway is open to UK residents only and is powered by Rafflecopter. It will close on Sunday 17th May 2020 at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by the Sudocrem team who will be responsible for posting your prize out to you. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.
That’s not all though as there is a larger national giveaway going on too. To be in with a chance of winning £100 of garden centre vouchers, upload a photo of your garden and tag @Sudocrem, #BackToTheGarden & #SudocremBTTGcomp on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to enter. You can find their Terms and Conditions here.
DISCLOSURE: this is a collaborative post working with Sudocrem to promote their Back to the Garden campaign. I chose to get involved because this is something that is important to me and my family.