Kids love to do things with people they love and admire. There is an evolutionary drive for them to mimic, an emotional NEED. If you garden, this is the perfect thing to keep them entertained. Give them there own little patch of ground (a few feet by a few feet will be plenty) and allow them to try, and succeed or fail, as their own independant person. Let them know you’re available for help and advice, but the fate of their plantings are in their hands.
Or, if you’re not much of a gardener, or don’t have much ground to speak of, growing plants in a window sill is quite educational and even valuable.
There are many things around the house for your kid to plant if their first planding fails and you don’t have seeds. Here is a list of things that will usually sprout. Continue reading “How to grow a little green thumb.”