The Gigglin’ Garden Gang Review #GoGreenNGiggle #CBias

by Mama Chocolate on December 15, 2011

When I knew that the Go Green and Giggle Garden Activity Set was on its way to our home, I knew it was going to be fun, but I had no idea that Katie would get so excited about it!

Literally ever since it came all she wanted was to “do her garden!”

As a mama, I was looking forward to this project as a way to teach Katie about gardening and being “green” in general.

We didn’t get a garden in this last year for a variety of weird circumstances, mostly involving a crazy-busy spring, plus way too much rain turning the time we were trying to prep the soil.

So the last garden we had was when Katie was less than a year old, obviously when she was too young to remember anything about it.

Katie loves the book!

We read the book first, and it was an instant hit for Katie. Personally, I frankly found it over-the-top cheesy, and the rhymes somewhat forced, but Katie loved it, so the creators of the Gigglin’ Garden Gang know what they’re doing. ;-)

Rockin' out with da gang...

The sing-along CD has 4 tracks on it, and starts with an introduction of Sunflower Suzi. After that there is an extremely catchy song about gigglin’ in the garden with the “gang” and going green.

Again, I found it almost unbearably cheesy, but Katie loves it! She was dancing all around the house to it and asked me to play it over and over again.

Now I have it running through my brain all day and even while trying to sleep…

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When we were ready to start the garden, Katie could hardly contain herself!

Eager to get started!

 

The instructions were super easy. A slightly older child could do the project alone with no trouble.

Katie still has trouble handling water without disaster, however, so Mama helped.


Katie can’t wait for those little seeds to sprout. I’m not sure she totally got it when I told her that there won’t actually be flowers for some time, but in the mean time, I feel like she learned a lot about how gardens and seed work, and is well on her way to being a responsible, eco-conscience adult.

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Whitney @ Momma Knows Best December 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

This will be so fun to do with Kynlee when she gets older!
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Jen December 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

Neat. I have always wanted to get the kids a little indoor garden…. but I lack a green thumb so I have been nervous about trying it.
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Laura Andry December 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

My boys love to get their hands dirty! What a fun family friendly activity. I love it when fun projects are educational too! Thanks!
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The Jacobsen Family December 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Looks fun and cute! My kids would love it. AND, kids LOVE cheesy! =)
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Christy @ Insanity Is Not An Option December 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

My 5 year old daughter loves the website and wants a kit of her own. Thanks for walking us through it. Looks like so much fun and I think my Bug is probably the PERFECT age for this! What an awesome lesson gigglin’ all the way!
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Mimi December 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Oh my goodness, what a fun project. That’s something my kids would’ve loved when they were younger!
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Crunchy Beach Mama December 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Totally can’t wait for the flowers to grow! :)
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Terri January 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Your little giggle & wiggle girl is adorable! Thank you for sharing your experience :)

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