There is several way kids can have fun in the garden apart from playing games. They like to be involved in the processes that are happening around them, and generally, kids love nature. Getting them outside in the fresh air is good for them too, so here are just a few suggestions of things they might enjoy.
Often children will plant a seed in a paper cup at school as part of their biology lessons. They can do this on a much bigger scale in your garden. You can start the seeds off in trays and then as they start to grow, let them plant them in the garden. They will be able to watch them from the very start until they are in bloom, and this can be educational as well as fun.
If some of the things they plant are foods, such as vegetables or fruits, they will much more likely to eat these because they have grown them themselves.
Having Their Own Garden
Section off a small part for them to have a garden of their own. Having a small space they have to look after teaches them responsibility and they will be so proud to show it to friends and relatives who call. Help them to choose plants that will grow quickly and have bright flowers, as this will encourage them to take care of it.
Children are not the most patient of creatures and if the plants are slow growing they may get fed up with the project.
Feed The Birds
It is simple to encourage wild birds into your garden; you just need to put food out for them. Some of them will even become quite friendly when they realise that will get them fed.
This is a time you can teach children that the traditional way of feeding birds with bread and scraps is not actually much good for them, and they are not really very keen. They prefer specialist wild bird food, which is designed to give them energy and to keep them healthy. Wild bird food is not expensive but can provide a lot of fun for the kids as well as a meal for the birds.
In the warmer weather, the plants in your garden will need a drink. Kids, especially little ones, love a task such as this. You can buy small watering cans to make it even better for them and they will make sure that none of your plants are thirsty.
Not all the things you let your kids do in the garden need to be work-related. Kids can learn a lot from a scavenger hunt that includes them having to find smells, touches and sounds as well as looking for more unusual things such as spider’s webs. Let them have a few friends over to get involved and this can be a great afternoons entertainment.
Kids these days are being raised in a digital era but sometimes it is good to get them to put their phones and tablets down for a while so they can find out just how enjoyable other things can be.