Spring is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking of ways to get your kids away from those tablet and console gaming systems. With a simple household item and some seeds you can create kid friendly garden ideas that will keep them engaged and wanting them to learn more.
Garden in a Glove
To find a project that helps kids learn about seeds, use a transparent plastic glove as a container to grow seeds. A different kind of seed can be planted in each finger. A few days after planting, learners will see the seeds begin to sprout in the glove. Use this activity to show how the germination process works.
Hanging Tomato Planters
An easy DIY kid friendly garden idea is to grow grow delicious tomatoes in empty water bottles. At the end of this project, you can say you taught your kids about recycling and a plant’s life cycle at the same time. Score!
Customize this project to grow the herbs you use most, and add decorations to personalize the terrarium. This garden craft is so neat, you may find yourself putting one in every room.
Crafty Side Gardening
Anytime is a great time to start a garden. Growing seedlings in an egg carton is an easy beginner’s gardening project for kids. Simply a list of these items and you are ready to go:
- Cardboard Egg Carton
- Potting Soil
- Spray Bottle
- Garden Trowel
What kid can resist this outdoor project that serves an important function in the garden, but also provides hours of fun? A homemade sprinkler using a plastic bottle some tape and a drill. Very easy idea that is fun to play in!
These are just a few ideas that can be fun for kids. Numerous ideas can be found on Pinterest and Youtube. You will be very surprised to see how easy it can be.