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5 Ways To Get Your Kids Involved In The Garden


Now that spring is finally here and summer is only just around the corner, I can't wait to get out in the garden with Amelia not only to play outside but to involve her in activities and nature. With plenty to do in our garden when the weather is nicer, I was thinking how will I ever get it all done. A simple answer to this really - get Amelia involved too! Even though she is still very young by starting to involve her this early she will begin to learn new things such as words, numbers, colours and letters while I can describe new bugs, plants and gardening tools to her. That way when she is older she will hopefully like to get involved more and won't hate gardening as much as I do. 

Here I've put together 5 ways to get your kids involved in the garden.

1. Make things to go in the garden - Get crafty with your little ones and decorate some plant pots, make a birdhouse, make a wind catcher the options are endless. You can find many recycled and repurpose items and remake loads of crafty bits and bobs. Why not make a foam caterpillar or some planter labels.

2. Make it fun and interesting -  Making gardening fun and interesting will ensure your child likes to get involved time after time. Introducing them to new projects in the garden will ensure they are learning and having fun at the same time. Don't forget to make it fun for them!

3. Plant seeds - Planting seeds is a great way to teach your children about how plants grow you could always tell them a story and get them to look after the plants or vegetables. You can buy packs of seeds at the supermarket or garden centre. 

4. Collect leaves - Walk around the garden together collecting all the different types of leaves off the ground and trees. Next you can talk them through each one and the colours, the texture let them get a feel of the leaves. You could paint them, make pictures out of them and decorate objects. 

5. Dig holes and get dirty - Get your child to help you dig and plant new plants or you could just give them a trowel and let them dig to their hearts content. Be warned you may want to wash them down with the hose before going back inside! 

Do you garden with your kids? How do you like to involve them in the gardening?

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3 comments

  1. Get the little empty clear cups you use at parties the plastic ones and start growing flowers in there. They can see the progress then once the seedling has sprouted and big enough you can plant it in the garden! It's so much fun!

    Love these tips! My oldest loves to dig which helps in weeding haha

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  2. My daughter and I love playing in the garden! She loves watching the plants grow throughout the seasons.

    -Cole
    Young Mommy Memoirs

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  3. I always loved working in the garden with my kids;))) We would place a few beans in a glass jar between a wet paper towel and the side of the clear jar and watch it spout:) Great memories!

    Hugs

    Also I would love to invite you to this week's Lets Get Social Sunday and link up your blog and all your social sites. We have expanded and grown, starting today we now have 9 hosts and co-hosts and have added Bloglovin' and Instagram to our lineup of social media. (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+)
    Hope to see you there!

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