IDEAS FOR GARDENING WITH KIDS
Involve your kids in your gardening this year, no matter how old they are.
GARDENING IDEAS FOR KIDS
Gardening ideas for kids. Before you plant your first seed, plan out your garden with your kids. For instance, younger kids will enjoy cutting out pictures of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. They can use old gardening catalogs and paste them on paper to visualize the garden. Another idea, is to give them a section or a plant that they’ll be responsible for.
“Empower your kids to be responsible for their own little spot in your backyard. “
Put old toys to good use by repurposing them as creative planters! Toy trucks work well for this gardening idea. They would look great sprinkled around your garden, as well as doll beds, wagons, large plastic animals and rain boots.
Use art supplies and ask your kids to help you craft garden markers for the garden.
If you live in an area where it’s easy to find free rocks, consider beautifying your garden with them!
Alos, depending on your kids’ personalities, you’ll be able to choose a vegetable that they’ll truly enjoy growing. Impatient kids will appreciate fast-growing vegetables like spring peas. Likewise, kids who love to chomp on raw vegetables will delight in crops like cherry tomatoes.
If you live in an area where it’s easy to find free rocks, consider beautifying your garden with them! Let your kids line them up in paths and swirls around your garden.
A gardening journal is a great way for kids to make notes of plants’ growth, what gardening strategies worked and what didn’t, and the bugs and worms that they see in the garden. They can draw pictures, scribble down notes and list, and glue down photos they take of the garden. Here is a link to a free print out.
These gardening ideas for kids are sure to get both you and your kids outside and digging your hands into the soil.