Did you know that February got its name from the Latin word Februum which means “purification’? The Romans believed it was the month to cleanse and get ready for spring, which is where the idea of spring cleaning comes from! So why not get your little ones to spring clean this month? Give them an empty box and ask them to put any toys, books or clothes in it that they no longer want and introduce them to the idea of spring cleaning! Even though lockdown means that charity shops aren’t open to donate to there are still plenty of places to recycle unwanted goods. Check your local areas for charities that will arrange doorstep collections of donated goods or local refuse centers that have recycling sections are all mostly open through this lockdown.
The National Trust have selected some great activities for this month to do in your own garden from their popular “50 things activities to do in your back garden”. Ideas include making friends with a bug and going stargazing.
This month we’ve created a ‘Finding Wonder in February’ poster for you to download for free and color in. This poster is full of fun things to spot this month and we’ve left space for you to add your own ones we might have missed. Simply download the poster and print out ready to use at home! We’d love to see your finished pieces!
Also check out these springtime inspired toys including the Tender Leaf Garden Wheelbarrow Set, perfect for pretend spring gardening!