Gardening is one of the best activities for the children to get them involved and witness the growth of plants, flowers. Kids would love this activity,
- Digging and playing in and around the mud
- Experimenting with colorful flowers
- Sense of adventures
- Observing the life cycles
Gardening is the best chore that kids tend to do without assigning any chores. However, the children doing the routine tasks often, are quick to announce “I am bored….. or I am tired”. So to make the gardening events better, here are the few guidelines for the kids to get involved through garden games. It’s quite true that kids are fond off games too. When combined with gardening and games it creates a golden memory for their future.
Dig and Hunt
Digging is the source for gardening. Hide some treasure! treasure might be a coin or a stationery or any item that interests your children. Then start with gardening by cultivating the seeds through digging.
Go on a worm hunt
Once crops are settled down, meanwhile conduct another game with fun. Make them to hunt for the worms under and behind the grasses and leaves. This activity makes them walk quietly and slowly around the garden to observe and come up with new ideas.
Fill it up by feeding
Plants need food to grow. Teach the kids to fertilizer the plants. Teach them how to give the right amount of food. In between you can conduct a game, giving each child a container and notice who feeds the plants with an equal amount of fertilizer so that all the plants are fed equally. Children who manage to feed plants equally can be rewarded with small surprise gifts thereby we make them learn what amount of fertilizers can be used and how often should the plants be fed.
Playing with watering
Kids enjoy watering the plants! We can now assign this as a chore to our kids and watch them enjoying their chores while we can make them understand that the plants do not get washed away with the force of water and if we find any insects like the spider, we can remind them of their nursery rhyme “Itsy Bitsy Spider”. Children would enjoy watering the plants with the chorus of rhymes.
Play with camping
Once they end up with their plant cultivation, managing the plants with nature makes them surprised when they watch seeds growing into plants. The similar process they will follow while cultivating each seed. They can again start their game with setting up a tent using a cloth or blanket or anything. Children would have a great picnic feel with the family by collecting sticks for the campfire.
Once the children are introduced to the gardening and games, they will often play over, again and again, to keep them happy and busy through gardening.
If you have any other gaming ideas for the children, please share them in the comments.