I’ve been wanting to do some simple flower arranging with Frida for a while now. Frida loves flowers, and flower arranging felt like a perfect summer practical-life activity.

We often have fresh cut flowers in our home – a luxury, but one which I feel adds a valuable element of beauty into our environment.

I thought we would start off really simply today, with flowers, which Frida chose from the shop and I then trimmed, and a vase, which I had already filled for her.

This meant her focus was solely on the task of arranging the flowers into the vase.

Once Frida had filled the first vase, I provided her with more flowers and a second vase. Once that was done, she wanted to keep going, so she filled a small vase for the shelf in her playroom.

Frida was quite tired when I offered the activity to her (she hasn’t been talking naps for a while) and it went down very well. It’s such a soothing activity, beautiful and fragrant and peaceful, perfect for restoring calm.

Frida was so pleased with the results!

We distributed the vases throughout the house. I love the colours she chose.

In future I will expand the activity by including pouring water into the vases, and eventually, cutting and trimming the flowers.

Posted by:Eloise R

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