If there is one thing kids absolutely love it is making a mess. They just go nuts for all things dirt, and getting mucky, and getting stuck in. Making mud pies, jumping in muddy puddles, digging holes as deep as their arms will go, and just about anything else that falls under this rather far and wide bell curve. It is the bane of most parent’s lives. Having to hose down a mud-caked child and wash yet more mud stained clothes will bring on a sort of disdain for this kind of a mess.
However, as with everything in life, it is all about attitude and trying to find that silver lining. Oh yes, there is a silver lining. You see, your kid’s love of exploring the outdoors with such, let’s say, enthusiasm makes this the perfect time to teach them all about where food comes from and peak their interest in all things gardening.
Their Very Own Tools
Nothing gets a kid more excited than a surprise present, which is why you buy your kid a set of their very own child-sized gardening tools. You use them to take the hassle out of gardening, so why not let your kids learn the same lesson. This will give them a reason to get excited because it will encourage them to come out and explore and learn how to use them. If you’re not sure where to start, your best bet is to get them some brightly colored gloves, some hand tools, a watering can and a bucket. It is also a good idea to mark their name on them to instill a sense of pride. If you’ve got the gear you’re gonna want an idea.
Time To Start Growing
A lot of the time, kids are going to get bored easily. Yeah, they may find working the soil fun for a bit, but eventually, they are going to get bored. That is why you need to find other ways to get their little hands helping you out and the best of the best is to get them involved in growing. That is where this allotment blog can be a huge help because, not only will you get a chance to see what is easiest to grow when, but also what to do with the veg you do grow. However, that isn’t the be all and end of all of growing. Things like transplanting seedlings, putting tomato cages in place, making seed markers and, yes, actually planting are all epic ways of getting little ones involved.
Nothing Beats A Bit Of Show & Tell
Kids absolutely love asking questions. They are constantly learning how the world works, trying to piece the puzzle together and know why things happen like they do. That is why you should latch onto this as much as you can, something that is best done through a bit of show and tell. It could be that you have a specialist around to perform lawn aeration, which is a great time to explain what this means, how they do it and why. It could be that your kid wants to know just how the seeds they planted become seedlings, in which case you could pique their interest with a seed, wet paper towel, and zip lock bag. After all, there is no better way to go through the developmental stages of the seed than with a visual reference. Showing and telling is something that should not be underrated.
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