Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Fun Easter Tradition for Kids: Plant a Lollipop Garden {Tuesday Talk}

With Easter less than two weeks away, we are desperately trying to fit in all of our yearly Easter traditions and activities. I'm not quite sure we're going to be able to cross everything off of our list, but we did manage to accomplish one thing already: Planting a Lollipop Garden!


We started this tradition years ago, when Dylan and Lexie were younger. They no longer participate in this activity, but it's still one of Lily's favorite Easter traditions, and Liam is just getting started!

A Fun Easter Tradition- Plant a Lollipop Garden

Planting a Lollipop Garden is so simple, yet so magical for young kids! Plus, it opens up conversation about new life, which is a great thing to focus on for Easter and Spring. The jelly bean "seeds" get planted in the soil, and after some watering and sunlight, they transform into a garden of lollipops!


SUPPLIES:

  • Potting Soil
  • Containers for planting
  • "Magical" jelly beans
  • Lollipops in different colors and sizes

Lollipop Garden

We switch things up just a little bit each year. This year we opted for inexpensive, plastic Easter baskets. (At 99 cents each, it was a steal!) In previous years, we have used mini flower pots (one for each kid), used an extra large planter for an extra large Lollipop Garden, and even planted them with our real flowers.

HOW TO PLANT YOUR LOLLIPOP GARDEN:


1. Have your child fill their container with potting soil.


Lollipop Garden

You may want to assist the younger crowd to minimize the mess. Just saying...

Lollipop Garden


2. Plant the "magical" jelly beans in the potting soil. Make sure your child uses a bunch of different colors!


Lollipop Garden
Lollipop Garden
Lollipop Garden

Just FYI, taste testing will probably occur!

Lollipop Garden


3. Have your child lightly water their Lollipop Garden and sit it in sunlight.


Lollipop Garden
Lollipop Garden
Lollipop Garden
Lollipop Garden


4. The most amazing thing will happen! Usually during nap time or overnight, the jelly bean "seeds" will turn into a garden full of lollipops! ;) Sometimes it happens during the course of one day, sometimes it happens overnight, and sometimes it takes a few days. Sometimes it's even discovered on Easter morning!


Lollipop Garden


Once their Lollipop Gardens bloom, my kids love to pick lollipops to eat! Although waking up to a garden full of lollipops is exciting, eating them is definitely the best part!


Lollipop Garden
Lollipop Garden
Lollipop Garden
Lollipop Garden

Planting a Lollipop Garden is one of our favorite Easter traditions. It's simple and fun, and eagerly anticipated each year!


A Fun Easter Tradition for Kids-Plant a Lollipop Garden!


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23 comments:

  1. This is the cutest idea ever!! Love it Stefanie!

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  2. Love this! Lily looks so happy and proud! Sweet girl and Liam grin and taste testing face just gets me.

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  3. I have a friend who does this every year and it is just too cute!

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  4. Oh my gosh! This is the cutest thing ever! I've never seen this done before but I am pretty sure Connor would be on board.

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  5. This is the cutest idea ever. I love it!

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  6. I love this idea! I saw something similar on another blog and made a mental note to remember this. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This is seriously the cutest idea! I love it!

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  8. Oh my goodness, this is the cutest idea! i have to do it with my kids:)

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  9. This is such a cute idea! My son would have so much fun with this, haha. I might have to try it.

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  10. I can't believe how cute this is! What a sweet idea! (And your pics are awesome.) Pinning...

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  11. YEEESSS! I love, love this! We did this once with Henry a few years ago and I've always wanted to do it again. I would just forget or become too lazy. Thanks for posting this! I better do this while the "magic" is still real! ;) ;) ;)

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  12. This is so cute!

    XOXO
    Your Redlocks and Shamrocks Girl,

    Lisa Doyle

    www.redlocksandshamrocks.com

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  13. Such a cute idea. I would fear that my kids would eat the dirt lol.

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  14. This is the cutest idea!! My boys would love this!

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  15. The lollipop garden is such a cute idea! It made me think of something fun and tasty. At first I thought you had crumbled up some oreo cookies and it's something I think I may try. It just takes the fun out of planting the beans, but if I give it to someone as a gift it won't matter! :)

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Thank you for reading! XOXO