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How to Make Gardening Fun for Kids | Essential Homestead

Gardening doesn’t have to be drudgery for your kids.  I try to make gardening fun for kids to build those great memories and hopefully, one day, they will want their own garden.  My youngest daughter loves to go to the garden with me.  Anytime I walk that way, she’s right on my heels.  I’m teaching her things I wish I would have started with my oldest.  She loves being the first one to try the blueberries and strawberries.  It makes her feel special to be able to bond with mommy and get a treat at the same time. As a child myself, we didn’t raise a vegetable garden but my grandma loved her flower garden.  I have the fondest memories of her walking me around her flower garden and telling me about each one.
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I wanted to research and write this article for my family as well as yours.  Hopefully, we can come up with some fun ways to get our kids in the garden.
Here’s a few ways I’ve tried to make gardening fun for kids.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.  I love to share gardening ideas.  You can also join us in our facebook homestead community.

  1. Before you start home gardening, pick a spot where the kids often play. Every time they see and pass by their garden, the more they will see the changes and get excited about the harvest.  My daughter loves to check her plants every day in the garden for new growth.  It’s so exciting to see a harvest and feel that sense of accomplishment.

I have 5 more ideas to make gardening fun…..
For the rest of this post, join me over at Minnesota Country Girl where I have the privilege of guest posting for Summer in the Outdoors: A Series of Gardening, Foraging & Nature Studies. See you there!

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