Planting seeds with children

This is the first year in a long time that I am not having a garden and I miss the digging, the dirt, the sense of wonder when the kids discovered their spinach had roots, etc.   So I am featuring my favorite posts that you submitted – in envy of your gardens and outdoor play areas! Do you have a garden that your children enjoy? I would love to hear all about it in the comments.

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fun spring activities

Fun Spring Activities

Compare day and night with a moon garden that your kids can plant, enjoy and compare at different times of day.

Make gardening a kids activity by creating container gardens – for pizza.   The kids can raise their own toppings!

Learn about the eco system by creating your own mini-earth with a Terranium.   These are super easy growing crafts your kids can make.

Make a wall in your backyard for the kids to have a play nook, by planting sunflowers.   This is a great way to encourage family days out in the backyard.

 

preschoolers gardening

Planting Tips:

Sarah of Teacher at Heart had fun watching her son jump, stack and climb on the flower pots.

Marcie is the author of one of my new favorite blogs, her blog reminds me of a quieter time.   In her Kids crafts blog she germinated her seeds in egg shells – her egglings are adorable!

Sun Hats and Wellie Boot created gardening zones that help space challenged gardeners think “outside the box” for new places to garden, including Wellie boots.     Catherine also explained why she thinks gardening is important for kids to experience.

Gardening isn’t gardening without getting muddy and making mud stew, mud pies, mud coffee, etc.   Jenny, of Let the Children Play,   enjoyed children playtime in a mud kitchens.   My kids would love some mud biscuits.

Kate of Oatmeal Kisses brought her “garden” inside and plants for kids by painting a tree with a tree.   I love how she used branches as paintbrushes!

Honorable mention goes to Green Kid Crafts for their bird feeder – a perfect way to germinate and pollinate your garden once the seedlings grow flowers!

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Looking for even more ideas??   Check out our How to Garden with Kids post.

Gardening for you.

I would love to hear what your garden looks like and what your children enjoy the most about it!   Tell us in the comments.

8 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for featuring our gardening post! Minnie is very excited to see her photo on your site! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more great ideas shared today, thanks for hosting 🙂

  2. We have a pot garden going under our desk. JDaniel loves to watch it grow.

  3. butterfly wishes and wonderland dreams says:

    linked up for the first time and our lesson about the oil spill

  4. Thanks for featuring me! I love how artistically you put all of the pictures together. That’s a talent!

  5. Ever grow a pet TickleMe Plant that moves and closes its leaves when you Tickle it ?
    Google it

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