These exciting gardening activities to inspire kids to get outdoors and learn about the wonderful world of gardening.
The sun is shining and the birds are singing – spring has sprung and there is no better time to spend your hours in the garden with your family.
Many parents have trouble tearing their kids away from the computer screen for long enough to have some quality time in the great outdoors, so here are several great ways to inspire your children to pick up the garden hand tools and start up a new and rewarding hobby: gardening.
Create a bug habitat
Children love nothing more than discovering new things and searching for amazing new creatures in their own garden can help them do just that.
Encourage your child to recycle by building a special home for insects.
Help them to cut the end of a large soda bottle off and filling it with dry sticks and leaves.
Your child will be running into the garden every morning to see if any ladybugs have taken shelter overnight!
Give your child their own little garden
Nothing will inspire your youngster to get involved more than allocating them their own little area to cultivate.
Make sure they have plenty of seeds, bulbs, and garden hand tools available to them and, with careful supervision, they could have a plot with hundreds of flowers that they can say they grew themselves.
It’s not only a great way for your kids to be introduced to basic gardening techniques and tools so they can cultivate their little green thumbs but also lets them develop an appreciation of how plants are grown and their value in our day-to-day lives.
Build an indoor garden
Not enough room outside?
Parents and children can have just as much fun indoors by creating a miniature garden of their own.
All you need to get started are some old soda bottles or other plastic packaging, a little soil, some water, and a sunny place to start growing small plants like gardenia.
Grow your own dinner
Starting your own vegetable patch with your child is both an educational and enjoyable experience.
Growing carrots, cabbages, and tomatoes is simple and once they catch sight of the first shoot of a leaf in the soil they will most likely have found enthusiasm for the environment for life.
Even those with a lack of space can join in; grow cress on your windowsill by reusing an old yogurt pot filled with damp cotton balls and cress seeds.
Getting your children to eat their greens has never been easier!
Start a fairy garden
With the increasing popularity of fairies in the media, not much will get your little one gardening like the prospect of finding a fairy under a leaf in their own back yard.
Ask your child to help you pick out colorful flowers that they think the fairies will like, and even suggest they leave offerings like fairy-food (birdseed) or little acorn cups and seashells.
Look into planting some buddleja, often called the butterfly bush, to attract some beautiful butterflies.
Everyone knows that they are close friends with the fairies!
Make sure to spend some quality time with your kids in the fresh air this spring by inspiring them to take up gardening; healthy fun for the whole family.