My Fairy Garden by PlayMonster Makes Great Easter and Earth Day Gifts
If you’re looking for a fun Easter gift to add to your child’s basket this year, My Fairy Garden by PlayMonster is a great choice. We received one of the kits to review from PlayMonster earlier this month. My daughter and her youngest brother were super excited about getting started with the kit.
When the kit arrived my youngest was so excited to open the box. He couldn’t wait for us to make it. Having to wait until his sister came home from school was nerve-wracking for him. When she got home and finished her homework and reading we started to set up the kit.
We started by pulling all the items from the kit and reading up on all the goodies included in the kit. There was also a fairy on the outside of the box that not pictured here. We read all the directions to make sure we were following all the steps correctly.
Before getting started we had to soak the soil disks included in the kit in water. This is where I made my first mistake in using out kit. Take it from me, use a big bowl or small bucket to soak the disks. Ours were still dry on the inside, especially the ones closer to the top of the container. The directions say to let the soil disks soak for about thirty minutes.
While waiting for the soil to expand we played around with the kit by putting it together and adding some of the decorations included in the box. We also read more about the garden from the box and written materials included in the box.
Once the soil was ready we spread them out in the two parts of the kit that required soil. We had to add more water at this stage since some of our disks were still dry. Once we spread the soil we added the seeds from the packet. I was actually surprised at the number of seeds in our packet. I was expecting more, but there wasn’t that much.
Once we added the seeds we built back up the garden and I placed it on our balcony to add more water. Now we had to wait at least two to five days for the seeds to sprout. The second day we had a freeze, and I was worried about our seeds.
I was surprised on day five that some sprouts finally started to show their heads. I was afraid the cold freeze had messed them up, but they still started to grow. We’ve been using our kit and a way to teach our daughter about being responsible. She has to make sure the garden gets a little water every day so the soil doesn’t dry out.
About My Fairy Garden:
Kids and parents can celebrate the season of renewal with the perfect toy for young nurturers – My Fairy Garden from PlayMonster, a toy that’s a REAL, LIVE garden. My Fairy Garden gives kids a connection to nature and a sense of satisfaction at having nurtured a living thing. Children plant the quick-germinating seeds and care for their garden, all while setting up and playing with adorable fairies, woodland friends, and accessories.
An adorable flower pot that’s a welcoming fairy home where Freya entertains friends and tends to her garden, the set includes the flowerpot cottage with opening doors and terrace, tray, cottage furniture, toadstool, Freya the fairy, her friend, and gardening accessories and tools. Priced at $19.99-$24.99 and available at Barnes & Noble, Toys “R” Us and Outset.