Made in the USA this garden play table from Little Tikes you can do that and your child can have fun at the same time.
Suitable for children aged 18 months to 5 years.
This sturdy little outdoor work bench comes with 4 flower pots, 2 soil discs and 2 flowers. A tray, 1 sifter, 1 rake, 1 shovel and 1 watering can are also included. The upright piece has places to hold the tools to encourage your child in tidy habits.
The lid becomes a worktop for potting up flowers (real or plastic).
If you lift the lid off the top you can fill the base of the unit with water.
Fill the tray with sand and watch your child explore the sensory world of sand.
The link at the top of this post will take you to a suitable pack of sand safe for children to play with.
You can put the tray full of sand on top of the base filled with water and play with both sand and water at the same time.
Your child will learn hand to eye co-ordination while filling the flower pots. They can "plant" their flowers in the "soil" then "water" using the watering can.
The rake and shovel are sturdy enough that if you want to let your child help out for real in your yard it's no problem.
When playtime is over put the lid back on and use the tray as a lid for the other side. All the rest of the equipment fits inside for tidy storage.
It's looking good for the next generation of gardeners.
Hundreds of happy customers are teaching their children about growing things.
Remember all play is learning.