Review-Mud and Bloom February Box
Disclaimer: I received the February subscription box from Mud and Bloom for free in return for a review. All comments above are my own and an honest reflection of how we found it.
Much excitement in our house this week as we received the February box from Mud and Bloom through the door! The kids were keen to take a look and see what we’d be up to with the activities so we dived right in. As I mentioned when we reviewed the January box, the presentation and design is very good; lovely clear instructions and how-tos and a fantastic quiz. The quiz was perfectly pitched for Big and he really enjoyed trying to answer all of the questions! Little was also excited; he remembered the activities we had done last time and wanted to unwrap the ‘presents’ of the seed pellets straight away!
First off, we decided to hunt around for any February flowers we might find. It is still cold here and we have had snow this week, so many of the flowers are not quite out yet, although we did spot some snowdrops the other day. In our garden, the daffodils are sprouting and starting to get stronger, so it won’t be long before we see some colour. We’ll keep a look out using the tick sheet from the box to see what we get first.
There were two growing activities this time: cherry tomatoes and basil. The instructions were so clear and helpful, I am not very green-fingered but the crib sheets really helped to boost my confidence with knowing what to do and how much to water the seeds, etc. Little and I planted these up together and enjoyed talking while we were working. Our seeds are now on a sunny windowsill, so hopefully they will sprout soon. We’re really looking forward to using our basil and tomatoes as ingredients for pizza later this spring/summer.
Story stones and decorated pebbles are something we have used before, but up to now I have mainly done the decorating and then we’ve used them together. With this activity, though, it was the children’s turn to do the painting. This was great as Little loves paint and taking ownership like this was good for him. We had to have purple paint, so we mixed together the blue and red and he was away with a lovely shade. The paints were great to use; high quality and easy for little fingers, too.
This was another great box and we had a brilliant time unpacking all the activities; I’d recommend these boxes, especially if you are, like me, not massively confident with gardening. You do not need lots of outdoor space to do the activities, either, as they can be done in pots or hanging baskets. Mud and Bloom is also worth checking out on Instagram as they share all sorts of great ideas.
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