Easter is all about new beginnings, so why not use this holiday to start your kids on gardening? It’s an amazing way to teach them about plants and nature, as well as developing the virtues of patience and nurturing.
So if you’re stuck for what to do with the kids this Easter, then this is a great way to keep them busy!
I believe that all kids can (and should) have a go in the garden. It can give them a marvellous new hobby that will encourage exercise and healthy living, and who knows, maybe even a life-long love of gardening.
So have a look at these ideas, and think about getting your little sprouts out in the garden this Easter!
Simple planting projects
There are lots of easy plants to start them on, and they will be so excited as they watch their own plants grow and develop.
You can create a simple seed tray and let kids sow their own plants. This is a perfect time to sow summer veg and flowers. Try pansies and calendula, or even salad leaves and sweet peas. Just grow them on the windowsill and keep the compost moist but not soaking. Easy!
Put kitchen towel or cotton wool in the bottom of the shells and water until wet but not sopping. Sprinkle with cress seeds and leave on a bright windowsill to germinate. The cressy “hair” should start to grow in a few days! Kids will love it.
You can chop off the hair and put it in sandwiches. Not only is it fun to give the eggheads a haircut – more cress will grow in its place!
Want more ideas? Try this post – 101 things to do in the garden this year.
Happy Easter everyone!