• Summer in the Garden: Flower Crowns and Lemonade

    by  • 30 June 2017 • Crafts & Activities, Picture Books, Recipes • 0 Comments

    From A Year in Our New Garden by Gerda MullerPlaying in the garden is a go-to activity for lots of children (and parents!) over the summer holidays, and the children in Gerda Muller’s A Year in Our New Garden are no exception. In the beautiful illustration above, the children are drinking home-made lemonade and wearing crowns of leaves and flowers. Why not try these fun and simple activities with your children this summer?

    Home-made Lemonade (serves 6)

    Home made lemonadeYou will need:

    1 cup sugar

    1 cup water

    1 cup fresh lemon juice

    2-3 cups soda or sparkling water




    1. Make a simple syrup by gently heating the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from the heat.

    2. Juice the lemons. Depending on the size of the lemons, 4-6 should be enough to produce a cup of juice.

    3. Pour the juice and the syrup into a serving jug, and dilute using the soda water.

    4. Add more sugar or lemon juice as required, depending on how sweet you like your lemonade!

    5. Serve with ice and cubes of fruit.

    Check out our Perfect Summer Picnic Plan for more ideas!

    Summer flower crowns

    These are super simple and fun to make! First, gather together some large leaves and flowers from the garden. Lay them out in a line long enough to wrap around your head (you might want to use a piece of string to measure). Then, use matchsticks (or small twigs) as pins to fix them together.Summer Leaf Crown

    A Year in Our New Garden

    These activities were inspired by A Year in Our New Garden by Gerda Muller. Click here to find out more!









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