Looking for ways to make gardening fun for your child? Here are 12 tips to make gardening for kids fun.
#1. Invest in small tools
Small tools that the kids can use are great as they can dig alongside you then.
#2. Use a magnifying glass to make it fun
Take out a magnifying glass to see how many worms, etc. they can spot.
#3. “Bulb races”
Plant bulbs and see whose bulb grows the fastest and flowers first.
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#4. Give Each child their own mini garden
Let each child have their own patch where they can sow seeds of their own.
#5. Sow your child’s name in seeds
E.g. pansies. You can buy some flower packets that give you the tape to mark out their name and the seeds go on the tape.
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#6. Kids adore watering!
Get the wellies on, hand over the watering can and/or hose and let them go…
Watching the sunflowers or beans grow taller, measuring them every week.
#8. Use the garden to encourage wildlife
Plant butterfly friendly flowers to encourage garden-friendly wildlife.
#9. Get the kids weeding to help
Show them which plants are weeds and get them weeding.
#10. Plant things to eat
Planting things to eat e.g. cress, rocket leaves, vegetables. Here’s how to grow a pizza garden.
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#11. Try plants that come in surprising colors
Try planting some unusual varieties for example purple carrots, striped beets, ‘Easter egg’ radishes.
#12. Visit a Garden Centre
Garden centres are fun places to take kids as they enjoy wandering in and out of the plants and containers. For more inspiration, why not visit a garden centre or gardens near you?
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