There's no better isolation idea which will tick the boxes for art and design, maths and geography and which can be done both as an indoor and outdoor project for hours and hours of endless fun! Grab some paper, pencils, a ruler and maybe an eraser so your children can start to draw out a map of their garden.
'Growing Your Own' doesn’t have to stop with food: you can create an apothecary garden full of herbal remedies and even grow ingredients to make your very own, unique DIY skincare products.
Onions are so easy to grow and don’t take up much space in the garden so they are perfect for a beginner to try and a simple activity to do with children. It will be great to look forward to later in the year, when you will be pulling fresh onions right from your own garden.
Self-isolation should not stop you from being able to grow and harvest fresh greens to add to soups, salads, sandwiches and smoothies! Growing microgreens on your kitchen windowsill is quick, easy, rewarding and so good for you nutritionally! It's also an easy activity to do with children!
It's a sombre week in the world as we all come to grips with the reality of our current situation. How we manage over the coming months will test us all but never more so than now, will we appreciate our gardens!
In these very troubling times and before we get to stage of lockdown, try to get to your local garden centre this week and pick up some seed potatoes, onion sets, a packet of peas or beans and a couple of packets of easy grow seeds like lettuce and spinach.
In the current 'toilet roll' shelf shortage, I'll be fine with my supply of soft, velvety leaves from the Calathea rufibarba!