Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your garden is crying for help but you never got time to say Hi to it. Then what can be a better time than the lockdown to look after it and your child can be a helping hand. You can start by teaching the basic gardening tips like cleaning your garden and then gradually moving to grow some new plants like sunflower, roses, or tomatoes. Besides, gardening with kids can turn out to be the best way to teach them patience.
So, here are some creative and unique ideas that you can try with your kids:
THE FAMILY THAT DIGS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER
Planting trees is a very engaging process. The whole activity of sowing seeds, watering them, and watching your plant grow evolves you in one way or another. Start this with selecting a plant of your child’s choice; this also includes telling him the difference between indoor and outdoor plants. Now after selecting a plant, teach them the basics of digging, backfilling, and planting. The purpose of this whole activity is to bring them closer to nature.
LEARNING THE SCIENCE BEHIND GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD
Now, this is the most important lesson we all parents want our kids to learn: respecting the food. The best way to make them learn this is by preparing a Kitchen-garden. Choose vegetables suitable for the current season and yes tell them which season is best for a particular vegetable. Kids will not only learn the importance of organic farming but also will love the overall experience of growing their own food. And these lessons will stay with them lifelong.
DECORATING YOUR GARDEN
There is so much to do when it comes to decorating the home garden. You can start by painting the pot with vivid colors, followed by coloring the pebbles and stones in the garden. This will add playfulness to the whole scene of your backyard. You can also use some old unused antique items and ornaments as décor for the outdoors.
CREATING A PLAYZONE
Your junior will enjoy doing this the most. Select the area for creating a play zone then level the ground and clear it. After that, put clay or sand over the whole area. Once it is ready, you can make an obstacle course in it, or can be used as a play zone for various outdoor activities.
You can also try making a fairy garden, another beautiful concept and if your kids are too lazy to get involved, then just ask them to make a scarecrow or birdbath! If you have got any planting ideas or plans for decorating your garden or backyard, do not hold it to yourself. Share the photos with us, we will post in on our Instagram page and tag you. Share your thoughts and inspire others!