During lockdown we have been spending a lot of time playing in the garden and have come up with ’30 things to do in the garden during lockdown’. We have been so lucky with the weather and I am really hoping it continues, I also feel extremely spoilt and lucky to have a garden for my family to play in, as I appreciate not everyone has this opportunity.
Below are 30 things to do in the garden during lockdown, which will hopefully give you a bit of inspiration for those days when you are maybe struggling to find some creativity or quick activity.
Play Ball Games – football, basketball, netball, tennis, catch, swing ball, boules
Host an Olympic games
Set up an obstacle course
Have a water fight
Go in the paddling pool
Build a bean den
Grow a flower, some vegetables, salad or fruit
Organise a sunflower growing competition with family members or friends (virtually) and #plantsomesunshine
Learn about the world around us
Go bug hunting
Draw rainbows on the patio with chalk
Set up an outdoor painting station. Ideas include: potato printing, make a large scale painting or hand and foot print painting
Do a sketch of a tree
Make some bark rubbings and/or leaf rubbings
Do some flower arranging
Make a picture using sticks, leaves and twigs
Build a homemade toy parachute. Click here to find out how
Build a bug hotel
Create a miniature garden maybe for fairies or dinosaurs
Build a den
Make and bury a time capsule
Create a treasure hunt
Play in a sandpit
Go on a scavenger hunt
Set up a tuff spot activity
Set up an ‘ice cream’ shop
Have a picnic (if you have young children why not make it into a teddy bears picnic?)
Have a BBQ
Eat breakfast in the garden
For more ideas of how to keep the children busy during lockdown do take a read of Berkshire Mummies ’30 fun things to do with your kids during lockdown’ blog post. You can also follow us on our Instagram to see what we get upto on a daily basis during lockdown.
*Disclaimer, make sure you supervise all activities and ensure they are age appropriate. Ensure all equipment and resources are safe to use. Please view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer.