Garden Activities

Car Parking lot

You need at least one  small toy car or vehicle type. If your child recognizes 1-10 use numbers 10-20, higher level of recognition 20-30. Out of a box make a bunch of small parking lanes around the perimeter. Put numbers in them. You can tell them what number to park their car toys in.

Bubble Wrap pop

Write numbers and number in dot form (like a domino) on bubble wrap. You can also use lower and upper-case letters. Call out number/ letter and have child pop the bubble. Or if it is small bubble wrap tell child to pop a certain amount of bubbles.  Or write the letter/number and have child pop all bubbles next to the specific number or letter. 

Sticks and Cans

Using recycled cans label with numbers.  Go collects sticks outside. Have your children find the correct amount of sticks and have them place them in matching can. You can also use rocks another time.

Tin Foil Shadow Figures

All that you need for this invitation is foil, paper, something to color with, and direct light. Take a roll of foil and create some figures. They can be human, alien, shapes, round, sharp, whatever comes to mind! Place the figure on the paper in direct light and have fun manipulating the figures. Have your child trace the shadow. This is such a fun activity because there’s a ton of room for your kiddo to take creative liberty! Changing the position of the light source can create some bizarre and cool effects on the shadow!

DIY Popsicle Stick Rainbows

People around the world are putting rainbows in their windows to spread cheer. Here is a sweet craft to bring a little magic to your home! There’s a few different iterations of this activity. You can use whatever materials you have in your home, but these are what I suggest:


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint
  • Cardstock, cardboard, felt, anything sturdy that you can cut 
  • Hot glue gun or super glue

Toilet Paper Roll Cars


  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Paint, markers, stickers, washi tape– things your child likes to decorate with
  • 4 bottle caps, pouch tops, buttons, whatever you want to use for the wheels
  • Hot glue gun or super glue

1.  Cut a U shape in the cardboard tube to make the opening for toys to sit in the car. Fold the U up and cut it again to make it smaller.

2.  Paint the toilet paper tube white and set it out to dry.

3.  Let kids decorate their cars with markers, stickers or paint.

4.  Hot glue the wheels on and it’s ready to play with. Vroom Vroom!

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