The flowers are no longer blooming in the pots at our house. They have been pulled and dumped into the compost. Before I dumped all the rest of the dirt out of the pots I thought it might be fun to let Sam "excavate" the pots to see what she could find. What, your flower pots don't have treasures in them?
Getting your hands dirty and digging is always a rewarding experience. And who wouldn't want to find a smurf in a flower pot?
The Nitty Gritty!
I have done pretend archeological digs before with kids at nature centers when they learn about fossils, soil or dinosaurs and it is always a big hit. So why not do it on a smaller scale here at my house with Sam?
Okay, no our flower pots don't normally have fun stuff hidden in them. I found some natural items and a few easily washable toys (I only put these in because I wasn't sure if she would get that the natural items were treasures and that they were something fun to find) and buried them in the pots.
The thing I wasn't anticipating was just how interested and excited I would be about finding the items! I just couldn't seem to let her do it on her own time frame. I had to help. I also didn't realize how hard it would actually be for Sam to dig down into the pots. I put the treasures way too far down.
Overall a great activity that we BOTH enjoyed!