Gardening With Kids

Hands-on activities and ideas

One great way to raise a kid who loves eating his or her veggies and understands the importance of taking good care of the environment is to start gardening together at an early age. Earl May’s educational toys, kits and tools are made just for kids and designed to make gardening even more fun, so your little ones won’t be able to wait to go outside and dig in.

By working the soil with your child, you’ll teach them how to sow seeds, tend and protect their plants and to enjoy the fruits – pun intended – of their labor. They’ll learn why good soil is important and how the sun affects growth. They’ll learn about common pests and helpful insects. And in addition to being more likely to eat fruits and vegetables they’ve helped to grow themselves, they’ll have personal knowledge of the work that goes into producing food, making them more likely to appreciate its value.

Gardening with Kids

Teach Your Kids How to Garden

Kids Gardening Pictures
Kids will be amazed to see changes in the garden. We suggest picking vegetables and flowers that have bright colors, grow fast or can grow exceptionally large.
Some good starter choices include: Sunflowers, squash, lettuce, peas, marigolds and pansies.
For now, give them the joy of planting, watering and waiting for their little plants to sprout. Tilling and fertilizing is the parents responsibility.
This could be as simple as flowers that attract butterflies or a birdbath for wild birds.
Use kids art and crafts to bring personal color to the space. And, encourage your children to keep creating more fun garden art.
It can be a lot of fun to see kitchen scraps turn into soil!
Earl May’s educational toys, kits and tools are made just for kids and designed to make gardening even more fun.

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