Spring time is a perfect time to teach your kids about flowers and gardens. You don’t have to live in the country to plant a garden. There are several ways to plant flowers or vegetables inexpensively. You can plant seeds in plastic cups, pots, garden boxes, or just in your yard. Your kids can help decide what to plant. Before choosing seeds/plants, you can read a story about seeds. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is a great one! This will give your kids an idea of what will happen to the seeds. Next, figure out how and where you will plant your seeds. Make sure your plant will get enough sun. Prepare a list of supplies you will need to buy. Things like cups, seeds, soil, garden tools, and vegetable stands are a good starting point. After you buy your supplies, show your kids step by step how to plant a seed. They should be gentle with the seeds/plants and will need watered right after you plant them. Explain that the sun helps the seeds grow big and strong. Your kids will love watching them grow!
Challenges: Price out your items ahead of time and show your kids how much each item will cost. Give them the money to pay the cashier when checking out.
If you are growing vegetables or fruit, look up new recipes to use them in . Ask your kids for ideas.
After your seeds/plants start growing, ask your kids to draw a picture of the plants. Display their artwork on the fridge or wall.