We are preparing for gardening season! WOOHOO!! That makes me happy just to say that.
I cannot wait to be digging in the soil, planting seeds and then many months from now helping Sam fill her bucket full of produce and yummy fresh stuff for us to eat. I just love being in the garden with my girls.
But for now we do some indoor activities to get us ready.
First we are reading a book we just found at the library. Super silly, but who knew there were so many vegetables!
I put some serious enthusiasm in my voice when I read this book, like I am doing a cheer at a football game, and the girls think it is hilarious. Plus, we have been able to look at all the pictures of things we could grow and talk about what we have room for and which ones we really want to try to grow this year. If you are feeling the need to discover some new veggies in your meals using this book to introduce them to your kids might be a good idea.
Then Sam got busy making her own garden! Gotta love the Jung Seed catalog (any plant or seed catalog would work). I let her pick out which plants she wanted to put in her garden and where she wanted to put them. Great cutting and glueing work for her.
Are you starting to think about gardening yet? How do you get your kids involved?
The Nitty Gritty!
This is the second year we have done this project. Last year she picked the food she wanted based only on color and this year she was much more focused on what foods she actually likes to eat. I love seeing the change and growth in her.
This is a project that can easy grow and change with the age of your child. With much older kids you can have them actually look at seed packets to determine how much growing space certain things need. Then they can do the math problems to really figure out the best way to use your garden area to grow the most food. And letting kids have a say in the food you grow is always an awesome idea! Or if you have the space give them a section that they can plan out entirely and then take care of throughout the whole season!