Ways To Get Your Kids Interested in Gardening

Ways To Get Your Kids Interested in Gardening

If you want to include your children in a favorite hobby but find that your persuasion methods aren’t working, worry not. There are many fun, exciting ways to get your kids interested in gardening. With these tips, you’ll be able to get your children to love all things gardening and provide them with a lifelong practice that will benefit them for years to come.

Make Tinctures

One of the more fun ways to get kids interested in gardening is by explaining the many benefits that plants provide. People have used plants to heal for thousands of years, so there’s a lot of information. Consider checking out a book on herbalism from your local library.

Get the Kids Involved

You can entice your kids even more by letting them help you make herbal tinctures from your plants; this is a fun, easy hobby children will love, as they always seem to be making concoctions in the backyard.

Identify Plants

If you’re unfamiliar with what plants in your garden are safe to work with, there are many phone apps that can help you identify plants. What’s more, these apps provide incredibly useful and interesting information.

Get the Kids Involved

Hopefully, your naturally curious children will ask you to identify every plant they see while gardening or when out on a walk. When you show them that gardening is more than it seems, they’ll have a new facet of interest in their life.

Introduce Environmentalism

Children are incredibly empathic tiny humans who wear their hearts on their sleeves, and they’ll likely be very passionate about topics such as environmentalism. Even if they can’t say that word, they know that helping nature thrive is essential for everyone on Earth.

Get the Kids Involved

Teaching that environmentalism can start with the very plants you grow in your garden is one of the best ways to get your kids interested in gardening.

Plant Pollinator-Friendly Plants

In recent years, the bee population has been steadily declining, but there are ways we can promote these populaces in our local environments.

Get the Kids Involved

You can seed pollinator-friendly flowers such as coneflowers, sunflowers, and dahlias, which are also easy-to-care-for plants that your children will find appealing. Consider making a list of the different pollinator-friendly plants available and having your kids choose which ones to plant in the garden. When your kids have a hand in the process, they’ll feel involved and will be more likely to follow through and stay interested.

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Mallory Knee

Mallory Knee, the Detroit Mommies Lifestyle & Parenting Contributing Expert is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things home, lifestyle, and parenting. She particularly enjoys writing for communities of passionate women who come together for a shared interest and empower one another in the process. In her free time, you can find Mallory trying a fun new dinner recipe, practicing calligraphy, or hanging out with her family.

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