We will show you how your little ones can find fun and enjoyment in gardening with playful and educational ideas.
Children in the garden with watering can:
Young people should spend a large part of their time garden in order to develop ideally. Children should play in the country instead of staring at screens, because nature is healthy. Why not get active as little gardeners right away? The little ones get to know the life cycle, take responsibility, make decisions, experience self-efficacy and have a lot of fun at the same time.
Gardening with kids:
If you want to get your kids excited about gardening, it's a good idea to take a few tips to heart. We will show you everything that is important for the success of your projects: from awakening a love of the garden to child-friendly design and planning your own projects to choosing the right plants, equipment and playful methods.
Gardening in front of a flower bed:
The desire to grow plants can arise naturally even in the very youngest. They want to imitate their gardening caregivers. Use this learning strategy for children and encourage your offspring to accompany you into the garden. Let your children have their way. The youngsters will declare almost everything they find in the garden to be toys. Which animals populate your garden? Which berries are already ripe? How do they taste unripe? Are there pretty finds like leaves, bark or seeds that can be tinkered with? The foundation for the love of the garden has been laid.
Child-friendly design in the garden With a child-friendly design, you can now do a lot to further encourage gardening pleasure. The favorite activity of children in the garden is harvesting. So make sure there is something to harvest. In addition, children will spend longer and prefer to stay in the garden if they have their own hiding place. It is advisable to avoid very prickly and poisonous plants . Of course, you should also refrain from using toxic pesticides.
The first own garden project As soon as the child wants to "do" everything by himself, the right time has come for the next step: planning his own project. Include the little ones in the preparations right from the start so that they can make the green “theirs”. Co-determination is an important factor in maintaining interest in planting in the long term.
Flower pots & watering can:
Create a wish list together. Which herbs does your child particularly like? Which fruit, which vegetables? Which flowers? Is there something that is easy to care for, such as radishes or chives? Here we introduce species that are good for gardening with children and quickly promise first experiences of success. But don't overdo yourself. Start with one or two different species and a few small plants that will be entrusted to child care. One to two square meters is sufficient to start with. A self-made colorful design can make the new task and responsibility visible even before it germinates. Your child will be proud! If you are planning a balcony or indoor project, paint the pots together and make room on the windowsill. Projects that require a little patience - like sprouting an avocado seed - can also be very impressive.
The ideal plants for gardening with children:
Plants for children are supposed to serve very different purposes. They can be grown for their tasty fruits or for their high ornamental value. Children understand their environment with all their senses, perhaps they cultivate one or the other plant because of their interesting haptic properties. Others smell particularly aromatic or attract animals, which can be observed wonderfully. Whichever you choose, the following rule of thumb applies: All children's plants should be easy to cultivate, non-toxic and robust.
Year-round gardening with children:
Motivating children always works best with a helping of games, a pinch of humor and a handful of experimentation. Even in the cold season or when no garden or balcony is available, beautiful gardening projects can be realized.
From " re-growing " the re-cultivation of vegetable cuttings - to the design of a garden for animals, keeping old customs around the garden alive, telling gardening stories, drawing with vegetable colors to processing the harvest into beautiful gifts.
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