The spirit of spring and the warmth of summer’s sun can be felt in the air. And this calls for an ideal time for kids to indulge in intriguing and enjoyable outdoor activities. To make the most of this glorious warm weather, it’s time for kids to initiate some engaging gardening activities, which could incidentally teach them important and innate skills. Skills that will help them in building and discovering their personalities.
Here’s how you can introduce your child to the nuturing world of gardening:
• Lend them an experience of caring and a sense of responsibility towards nature.
• Help them in observing the cycle of life.
• Create environmental awareness by establishing synergy with nature.
• Induce fun and frolic in the activities to boost their self-esteem and confidence
• Generate curiosity through experiential learning with the help of DIY sessions.
• Provide them an invaluable source of an absorbing physical outdoor activity.
• Improve their understanding towards the cause and effect on plants without water.
• Make them understand the connect between science and nature by helping them grow their own food.
• Help them understand the value and importance of organic gardening.
Gardening is a healthy, fun filled creative hobby for kids, hence it is important that you keep it simple by giving them their own space to experiment. Involve them in planning, designing, potting, harvesting by providing them their personal tool kit. This will get the best out of them.
A few gardening activities which kids would love to acquaint with:
• Compositing and repotting
• Seed sowing and seed collecting
• Weeding dead flowers
• Watering the garden
• Picking flowers, vegetables and fruits
Apart from regular gardening activities, ideating and creative gardening can definetly become one of their favourite activities through:
• Using old, used tyres as planters.
• Using 2 liters coke/pepsi bottles as containers for radish, turnip, etc.
• Creating fairy gardens in trays.
• Using animal and bird shaped pots made of terracotta/resin instead of traditional pots.
• Creating water gardens in old tubs.