Dirt happens to be one of the kids’ best toys, so home gardening could be one exciting activity for your kids. Excite all of them by allowing them to pick whichever plant they want to grow. Here are some ideas to help you make your kids become enthusiastic about home gardening :
1. Choose the right plants.
Kids will more likely choose flowers and plants with bright colors, so have a load of varieties of plants. Examples of bright flowers are zinnias and cosmos; these will keep your kids interested. Do not forget the sunflowers. Anything that is tall and fuzzy will surely overwhelm a kid. Make sure these plants won’t cause any allergic reactions from your kid.
2. Starting Seeds.
Give your kids the freedom to help you with the starting seeds. Some seeds might be too small for the tiny fingers, but their digits can be of help in covering them with dirt.
3. Home Gardening Memoir.
To last the kids’ enthusiasm till the plants grow, make them create a home gardening journal. This activity will allow them to use their creativity to sketch on the plants will be like and write down when they placed in the ground the seeds then when they first witnessed a sprout pushing up.
4. Make sure that the garden is somewhere very visible for the kids.
Before starting home gardening, pick a spot where the kids usually play or walk by. Every time they see and pass by their garden, the more they will sight changes.
5. Dirt playing.
Always remember that kids are fond of having fun with dirt or mud. They can help you ready the soil, even if what they are only doing is stomping on the clumps. To make home gardening with the kids more fun, you can provide them with kid-sized tools to make home gardening really engaging for them.
6. Your kids own the garden.
A picture of each plant will enable the children to foresee what the flowers may be like. You can also put your kid’s name on a placard, and so everyone can see that it’s their garden.
7. Playing with the water.
Having fun with water is right up there with playing with dirt. Look for a small watering can that they can use to water their garden. You can teach them how to let the water go right to the roots of the plants. Hoses want only trouble. They are simply formidable for little hands to control.
8. Kids commit mistakes.
Adults, too, are sometimes impatient. Allow the kid’s full control to their garden. When they create a mess, let it be, it’s their mess. Allow them to get pleasure from it and take dignity in their own piece of territory. Just do not forget to tell them how to clean up that mess.