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30/07/2013 at 17:57

 My little boy loves gardening (especially getting messy and finding all sort of bugs)  and its coming up to his birthday (he's 6), I was thinking of getting him some these bookends with these lovely snails. Does anyone have any other suggestions or ideas for a good present.

 https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/157940353/blue-snail-bookend

30/07/2013 at 18:16

The bookends are agreat idea because then he can start to collect books about gardening and wildlife. 

How about a set of children's garden tools? Or his own watering can?

30/07/2013 at 18:17

My kids used to love the inspection jars where you put the bug inside and the lid has a magnifying glass for a closer look.  Then you release said bug back to the wilderness unharmed.

These days they prefer nail varnish, earrings and Primark !!

30/07/2013 at 18:17

When Possum was small a friend gave her a toy insect examining thing.  Catch insect, put it in container and then view it down a mini microscope.    That would be easy to use for him and more inter active.

You could also consider a set of child size tools - trowel, hand fork, watering can.

 

30/07/2013 at 18:18

Obelixx - Possum and mine had something in common then !

30/07/2013 at 20:28

Mine had a wormery thing. Two plates of glass (or I think it was plastic). Instructions about how to layer soil, sand etc then put worms in and watch

30/07/2013 at 20:30

Or if you want to spend more how about one of those raised veg beds. You could let him grow exactly what he wants in it.

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