Home Activities: Planting a Love of Gardening

 

July 29, 2020 · Family Today ·

Home Activities: Planting a Love of Gardening

Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden!

Using gardening as an activity for children can provide them with valuable tools for life, such as fostering feelings of calmness and achievement. Gardening can be used as a therapeutic activity to help with behavioral or mental health issues.

When we last did this at Today’s Family, we gathered pots, flowers and soil and got our hands dirty! Allowing children to feel the cool soil, smell the earthy scents and experience the natural outdoor environment gives them a whole new platform to learn and enjoy.

Extend children’s learning with these thought-provoking questions:

  1. Why is one flower growing faster than another?
  2. How does wet dirt feel different from dry dirt?
  3. What would happen if one flower got more sunlight than another?
  4. Where do these flowers grow on their own?
  5. Who can help me find these answers?

Their answers may even teach you a thing or two!

“You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind” – Mr. Rogers

Check out this video and you’ll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM

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