Outdoor Gardening with Kids
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Outdoor gardening is a great activity to do with the kids when the weather starts getting warm again. Being able to tend a garden from start to finish offer a wide range of lessons for kids of all ages. Aside from promoting healthy habits, gardening is a great way for kids to spend time outdoors and learn about nutrition and science.
Project Herb Garden
One easy garden project that you and your kids can do together is to make a herb or veggie garden. Start small and purchase easy-to-maintain plants like cherry tomatoes, mint, and basil seedlings. Or you can buy them as miniature plants if you’d like to speed up the process! This a great way for them to start growing their own food and enjoying eating vegetables.
Once you’ve got lots of yummy herbs or veggies growing, you should check out this delicious recipe that is super easy to follow Cherry Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella pizza recipe. If you are looking for more veggie recipes especially for fussy toddlers, you can check out our blog post about it here.
Gardening With Your Kids
If you are looking for more garden-related tasks that kids would enjoy, here are some of our suggestions:
- Try getting dill, caraway, marigold, and other seedlings that attract insects like butterflies, bees, and beetles.
- Pick out plants that are easy to grow and take care of – we love succulents or native Australian plants and even veggies like cherry tomatoes (plus they’re super yummy to eat)!!
- Make sure that your plant beds are easily accessible by little hands.
- Set up a worm farm – it’s easy and fun to do and is a great step towards composting.
- Install a waterbath to attract birds.
- Try to include spaces or things that can be used for hiding, as too much open spaces can hinder free-play.
- Build a garden scarecrow.
We hope that these tips help you have fun gardening with your kids. Tell us about your gardening adventures with the kiddies in the comment section below.
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