If you’ve been reading our blog, you know that Redeemer CDC has the beginnings of a very fun gardening project on our hands. But “Project Bloom” needs your help! To learn more click here. If you have your seeds from Ms. Caycee and are ready to plant, here are some fun activities that allow your child to help you in the garden.
Play and work in the garden should be fun, and never a chore. Most gardening projects can be made into a game or a new learning adventure. Simple gardening tasks that are easy for adults can be an exciting journey for young children. The simplest idea can capture a child’s imagination and attention for long periods of time. Allow the children to join in or not, as they choose.
The tasks below should be evaluated based on each child’s motor skill development.
- Choose flower colors
- Hunt for bugs
- Manually remove harmful (to plants) bugs
- Harvest produce
- Start seedlings in cups or in outside garden soil
- Play in dirt
- Play in water
- Count butterflies
- Water the garden with watering cans or hose
- Dead-head annual flowers
- Make a flower arrangement
- Plant flower bulbs
- Plant seeds in small pots
- Plant seedlings into the garden
- Pull weeds
- Rake leaves
- Transplant young seedlings into larger pots
- Maintain a container garden
- Read books in the garden
- Draw or paint in the garden
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