Now that it is summertime, it’s time to start doing more outdoor activities with the kids. Want to get your kids outside to enjoy all that nature has to offer? I know just the activity! One really great activity that both you and the kids would enjoy is gardening. Gardening can be a lot of fun! By the end of your day not only will you have your summer flowers planted, but you will have also bonded with your kids, and worked up a sweat. Here are five ways to have fun gardening with the kids:
1. Give them their own garden beds.
If you are just having them help you, gardening isn’t going to be much fun for the kids. Whether you use raised beds, containers, or ground pots, be sure to give each child their own to work on. They will have so much fun creating their own garden and feel proud of their accomplishment when they are finished!
2. Use seeds.
Although it may seem easier to use a kit, planting actual seeds is better. Your child will get to learn the process of how a plant grows and will be able to see it start from a seed and turn into a flower. You should also let your child tend to the plant once it has grown, they will really enjoy taking care of it and it teaches them responsibility!
3. Play music.
To make gardening seem less like a chore, and more like playtime, play some music while you are planting. Make sure you pick a station or CD your child likes. Take breaks and have mini dance parties to spice up the planting. Your child will love dancing among the pretty plants!
4. Make a fairy garden.
One way you can have fun gardening with the kids is by making a fairy garden. This one is especially great if you have a daughter. Girls love fairies and will love showing off her garden to her friends. It doesn’t take a lot to make a fairy garden, just a few tools and a lot of happy energy! Here’s how you make a fairy garden.
5. Build a worm farm
You can have the fairy garden for your daughter and a warm farm for your son! A worm farm could keep your son occupied for hours. They will be so consumed with the worms and dirt that they will forget you promised them ice cream for dessert! Not only will this activity teach kids how to look after a part of nature, but it will also teach them a bit of science, as they watch the worms turn soil into nutrient-rich fertilizer for all the springtime seeds they have just planted!
Written by Holly MacLean from Wee Urban
As a new mom, Holly was driven to start Wee Urban™ to offer the modern family a unique and fresh collection of eco-friendly baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, we offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using our custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, we hope to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!
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