Gardening With Your Grandchildren
Planting and caring for a garden is a great way to spend time with your grandchildren. Me and many of my friends have tried the following activities with our grandchildren and it has been a lot of fun.
1. Plant flowers together and measure growth on a special chart. It you donÂt live close, send a seed packet to your grandchild and both of you plant at the same time. Plan to call or email once a week to compare progress. This will be interesting if there are two different climates.
2. Make a card or design with pressed flowers from your garden. To preserve, iron the slower between waxed paper and cut out.
3. Plant something in a clear plastic cup so you can see the root growth. Plant herbs in egg cartons filled with cotton.
4. Decorate clay pots with buttons, ribbons, paint, etc to hold a special plant
5. Write a story about what you planted in a pot or in the garden. Flowers and trees can be the characters. Use paper with a special gardening border available at stores that sell scrap booking supplies.
6. Paint or decorate a picket fence to go around the garden. If you planted something in a pot for inside, you can use a cardboard box or poster board to make a fence around the container.
7. Decorate a small watering can and fill with gardening items and book to give as a gift to your grandchild.
8. Plant a tree or bush in honor of someone or something. Write a notes and bury it with the roots.
9. Plant a tree or bush and have your grandchild make a goal to go along with the growth of the tree. Keep track of the growth of the tree and your goal.
- Using craft sticks, paint and decorate markers for your vegetable garden. Write the date they were planted and by whom.