Step 3. Reuse everyday household items
By saving your tin cans, you can create wind chimes, which are a common accessory to have in a garden adventure. To make it really Christmas-y, add some baubles to it. Use some thread to hang the tins and baubles, and for a better look, choose a variety of colours. This is not only a great way to recycle and repurpose everyday household items, it’s also a unique Christmas decor idea.
I brought out a couple of crates and cushions to create a cosy and comfortable environment, somewhere for the kids to sit on while they continue working on their arts and crafts, which leads me to my next point… .
Step 4. Use nature to create Christmas-themed art
Children love putting their stamp on their surroundings, especially through art. From painting, to sticking leaves on a canvas, or creating masks out of them. Toddlers especially love using their hands to make things they can be proud of. Whenever you go out for walks in the woods, where paths are covered with crisp red autumn leaves, remember to pick up sticks, leaves and dried flowers — these can be used as art supplies and are a great way to incorporate nature into play.
Step 5. Create a sensory haven
Ribbons, fairy lights, textures, playing with mud or with water are a great way to create sensory activities for your little ones. If you’re lucky enough to have trees in your garden, allow your children to discover their sense of adventure by climbing them, and learning about them. Whatever world you encourage your children to imagine themselves in, they’ll have fun experiencing it, no matter the size of your garden. So, let your imagination run wild, and allow your children to explore nature, their creativity and sense of adventure.