I’m a firm believer that children can learn a lot from the world around them. I’ve worked hard to make our medium-sized garden as nature friendly as possible. The children love feeding the birds and peeking inside the bug hotel to see what creepy crawlies have found their way inside. We are very lucky to live in beautiful Norfolk where wildlife is easy to find, however, it’s very easy to hide indoors and forget what about the fascination that is just around the corner. Mud & Bloom aims to get children (3-8 year old’s) outdoors and enjoying nature with amazing monthly subscription boxes.
Each subscription box contains four seasonal nature based activities including craft and gardening with step-by-step instructions. Also included in each box is a nature news-sheet and a quiz. The quiz aims to teach children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall. Each activity is created by qualified teachers and supports the national curriculum.
There are two nature inspired Mud And Bloom boxes available.
A single box which contains materials for one child and a sibling box which includes materials for two children. Each activity aims to engage and connect with nature. If your children are anything like mine, they will love watching their own fruit, vegetables and plants grow and creating nature inspired crafts. Slowly but surely, they will learn how to interact with plants and insects. Each box is delivered to your door and fits through the letter box. Your subscription can be cancelled or a box can be skipped at any time.
We were recently sent the November Mud And Bloom box to try out and I can confirm both myself and the children absolutely loved it. Mia is a huge fan of arts and crafts and Theo loves getting his hands dirty so this box was truly perfect for them to share.
The love and attention that is put into each box is clear to see. We received instructions and materials to create truly beautiful crafts such as pine cone owls and leaf lanterns as well as Blue Pearl Crocus Bulbs to plant ready to bloom in the spring. Even the soil is included, which is fascinating considering the size of the box that lands on your doorstep.
Each set of instructions is bright, engaging and simple enough for 3-8 year old’s to follow.
However, I do feel children aged 6 or below will need help with most of the activities and of course, planting seeds. Our November Mud And Bloom box transformed our dreary Sunday afternoon from average to amazing. Mia and Theo loved crafting together. Theo is so excited to watch his hard work pay off in the spring when our bulbs bloom.
In my opinion, Mud And Bloom subscription boxes are a breath of fresh air in a very technology orientated world. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a garden. Each box contains instructions for both indoor pot planting as well as outdoor planting. There really is nothing stopping you and your children from getting closer to nature.
I’d highly recommend Mud And Bloom boxes to all families, especially those living in busy towns and cities. Mud and Bloom provides a craft and sensory experience like no other.