Marie Curie Cancer Care is inviting all children aged 3-11 to get their hands dirty this autumn by growing their own daffodils for the charity’s Mini Pots of Care fundraising activity.
Mini Pots of Care is a creative and educational project for schools and groups which teaches children about science and nature, as well as the work of Marie Curie Nurses.
The children will plant daffodil bulbs in their own mini pots in the autumn and care for them throughout the winter months, to reflect the work of Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.
In the spring, children celebrate their daffodils in bloom by holding a Mini Pots of Care Fundraising Day when they have fun painting their pots, fundraising and learning about the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Free detailed lesson plans supporting Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum for England and Wales and equivalent for Scotland and Northern Ireland are available online. Activity resources for youth groups are also available to download from the Mini Pots of Care.