Nature and Gardening Tips for Kids



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Are your children always busy on their computers, phones, TVs, and other electronic gadgets?  Today’s generation has lost their connection with nature.  They are too engrossed in technology.  Nature offers endless opportunities for children to learn and discover.  Getting them to leave their room and head outdoors is getting more and more difficult.

Most importantly, lecturing them or pressuring them to go outside is not the way to get them interested. Even if you managed to get them outside, parks and playgrounds are not exactly compatible with what they want to do.  As a result, get them interested in gardening.  It’s a great way to peak their curiosity.  Check out our nature and gardening tips for kids:

Digging is fun

If you have kids, you know just how much they enjoy getting dirty.  Let them dig up the soil for the seeds you will be planting.  Hopefully, digging and playing in the dirt will encourage them to go out.  Additionally, they will explore the numerous hidden wonders in your garden. Work with them to get them more interested. Not only will they be able to dig, play, and have fun, you will have help planting your seeds.  Make sure they only dig in designated areas.

Let them plant seeds

If you have an area in your yard that needs to be seeded or re-seeded, let them grow grass from seed.  Allow them to see and become involved in the stages of growth.  Becoming involved in nature can be educational, but also interesting and fun.

Plant their favorite fruits

Also, if you have space in your garden plant fruit trees.  For example, plant a mango or an apple tree.  However, if the space is limited plant strawberries or blueberries.  Having their favorite fruit growing in the garden will encourage your kids to want to nurture the plant and later devour the fruits. Kids will love to pick their own fruits from the plant.  Additionally, it will encourage a healthier diet.

Plant their favorite vegetables

We know how picky our kids can be when it comes to eating vegetables.  Have them plant and grow their own vegetables.  It’s also a good way to encourage them to eat nutritious vegetables.  As a result, help them grow cherry tomatoes or carrots.  Your children will love harvesting full-grown carrots from the garden.

Plant a stunning butterfly garden

Planting a butterfly garden is a wonderful way to get your kids to leave their electronic gadgets too.  Planting a butterfly garden is a great way to introduce your children to butterflies.  They will love seeing different colors and species of butterflies.   Plants that attract butterflies are:  milkweed plant, butterfly bush, calendula, and the daylily.

Create a secret hideout

If you have a large garden with lots of greenery, shrubs, and trees, you can create a secret hideout for your kids.  C You can create a place where the kids can hang out and play or just a digging spot where they can store their explored treasures and other things.  Get creative.

Tell your children stories about your involvement in gardening, hiking etc.   Additionally, you can plan picnics and hikes with the family.  Also, teach them new and interesting things about their environment.  So, if you want your kids to love nature, you need to love it yourself too.  We hope that you found our nature and gardening tips for kids beneficial.










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  1. SO true Rhonda!  We always had at least a small garden at our house and also flower gardens when my kids were little.  Our town also has a community garden and for 10.00 you got your own ‘plot’.  They have a water pump there and we would save our milk jugs to fill with water and haul them in the wagon to and from the pump.

    • Rhonda Gales says:

      Hi Lauren.  I wish we had a community garden in my area.  I think more people would grow fresh vegetables and get their children involved if we did.  Nevertheless, planting in containers is a good substitute.  Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Gardening is such a fun activity for kids. Kids these day spend too much time indoors.

    Have a nice day, Rhonda!

    • Rhonda Gales says:

      Hi Veronica.  Yes, kids spend too much time indoors and on electronics.  Thanks for joining us.  Have a great week.