Little Muddy Boots to Launch Franchise in the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Location

We are very excited to welcome Abi to the team and she is the owner of our fifth franchise in the Isle of Wight! Abi says “After becoming a mum two years ago, I really understood just how important it is to get children (and parents) outside and involved in nature. I’ve always loved gardening […]

Counting in Nature

Leaves

We know that there are many benefits to our mental and physical health by being out in the fresh air. But the benefits don’t stop there – we can use nature in education too! We have listed some examples here of how you can practise numbers, counting and maths with your little one just by […]

5 different ways to use a stick

Hapa Zome Butterfly

Many people just see a stick as a stick but a stick has many uses and is actually a fantastic resource for play and learning. Read below 5 different ways to use a stick; These are just 5 ways you can use sticks, sticks are also great for counting, making shelters for toy animals, building […]

10 Free Summer Holiday Outdoor Activity Ideas

Leaf Rubbing

We have put together a list of 10 outdoor activity ideas you could try over the Summer Holiday – and they don’t cost a penny! Have fun! 1. Do Some Yoga in the Garden Children need to move to learn, to be active and to most importantly have fun! There are lots of different moves […]

5 Water Play Ideas

Frozen petals

Children love splashing around, playing and experimenting with water and it’s got so many benefits for them too. Water play helps develop hand-eye co-ordination, builds their concentration and focus levels and even introduces early scientific concepts – how much water can I fit in this bucket, will this float etc. We have put together a […]

10 Free Things to do Outside in Your Garden This Summer

Chalk drawing

It can feel a little overwhelming trying to find ways to keep our children entertained while they are off school for the Summer. But not everything has to involve a big day out (and lots of money!) – there is plenty you can do from the comfort of your own garden and what’s even better […]

New Summer Activity Cards Now Available

Summer Activity Cards

The Little Muddy Boots Summer Activity Cards are now here – packed full of nature-inspired activities and crafts! What are the Activity Cards? Our Activity Cards are designed for pre-schoolers, toddlers and Key Stage 1. They are a fantastic way to inspire time outside during the Summer months and can be used year after year in the […]

Companion Planting

Tomatoes and Marigolds

Companion planting is a lovely topic to talk about with children. You can discuss friendships in nature with them and how different plants can help one another to grow by protecting each other. Here are a few examples of what grows well together in the garden. Tomatoes and Marigolds Tomatoes are a great example to […]

Repotting Tomato Seedlings

Repotting Tomato Seedlings

Tomato seedlings grow fast and are very hungry feeders so you need to ensure you repot at the right time to keep them growing strong. Here is our guide on repotting tomato seedlings. Handle the seedlings carefully when removing them from their containers to minimise disruption to the roots. Remove any lower leaves so when […]

Top 5 Tips for Bug Hunting

Caterpillars on leaves

Children love watching bugs scurrying around outside. Bug hunting is a great way to get children up close to nature and it also helps with their observation skills and gives them the chance to get hands on with the little creepy crawlies. Here are our top 5 tips for bug hunting with your child. 1. […]