Interesting gardening ideas activity with children
One of the most interesting gardening ideas for healthy and fun activities for children is gardening. Gardening will help not only the children but also the environment as it allows children to learn the importance of plants and environment as a part of nature conservation.
Children develop new skills such as planting, mulching, weeding. Here is some information on gardening with children and ways of making it interesting to them:
As a part of teaching them gardening, you can take them to a botanical garden or community garden for getting knowledge and better ideas on planting. Let children choose their favorite plant and let them learn about the ways of growing it.
Do not use chemicals or pesticides. Use all organic products. Keep children away from sprays and fertilizers. Make sure children wear comfortable clothes, caps, and gloves or any other protection that’s needed for them in the sun. Do keep an eye on children and make sure that they do not mess up with mud and water. Younger children will require careful supervision during activities.
Involve children of different ages according to their capability. Suitable tasks for younger children include watering plants, harvesting and planting seeds. Older children are physically capable of handling a greater variety of activities, like digging, carrying, planting, mulching and pruning.
Keep the process simple with light weight tools, easy to handle garden equipment. Grow their favorite plants that grow easily like tomatoes and flowers so they can notice them grow from the scratch.
Most children enjoy being in the garden, digging the soil and watching nature. Involve such kids into planting so that they will have fun learning new things about plants, their importance and it can create confidence in them to grow their favorite plant in their own garden.
Gardening will make them responsible as in taking care of their plant, providing it with all essential foods like water and manure. They can learn the nutritional values of the food they consume as part of gardening. This might also improve their creativity by finding out new ways of growing plants in the kitchen garden using old plastic bottles or any recycled material.
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