Spring has sprung! It’s time to take the kids outside for some sunshine, vitamin D, and fun in the garden. I love to garden with my kids. It’s so rewarding because you can teach them a life skill, give them an appreciation for how food and plants grow, but most importantly have time to talk and connect with each other. Plus, you can get the kids working on those basil and tomato plants so I can eat bruschetta all summer. YUM!
Here’s a round-out of my favorite tips and ideas on how to get outside and garden with your kids or grand kids.
- Great picks for Tools & Resources to Help Your Kids Create their Own Garden.
- Better Homes and Garden has a nice post with general tips on gardening with kids.
- Here are 4 fun kids gardening projects to get everyone inspired and having fun.
- Get the kids excited about creating a Secret Garden. Have your kids read the book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett? This book is over 100 years old but still holds appeal because a secret garden is magical. Fairies might appear, cute creatures might visit, or a best friend might whisper an important secret. Psst: You can download The Secret Garden ebook for free from Project Gutenberg, if you want to read it with it with your kids.
- Here’s how to design a secret garden, or read this post on how to build a fairy house in your garden. My son’s not into fairy houses, so we would build troll caves and forests for his soldiers or Lego guys. Very fun.
Do you like to garden with your kids or grand kids? What projects do you work on? Please leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you.