Top 10 Reasons to Dig In with Kids
- Top 10 Reasons to Dig In with Kids
- Grow a new gardener. Studies show that gardeners are twice as likely as non-gardeners to have gardened with parents. Getting kids into the garden at a young age can help grow the next generation of gardeners.
- Encourage healthy eating. The bigger role kids have in growing fruits and vegetables, the more likely they are to maintain healthy habits as an adult. Encourage eating nutritious foods by experimenting with new textures, flavors and herbs.
- Get active. Digging, hauling and weeding can be a lot of work! Break a sweat and get some light exercise by gardening with the family. Be sure to practice proper lifting techniques to avoid any injury.
- Spend time together. Share the gardening experience with kids and build lasting memories. Be sure to get kids their own gardening gear – small gloves, mini-watering cans and tiny trowels will help them feel involved in the action.
- Express your creative side. Let kids get crafty with plant markets, decorated pots, cuisine gardens and more. Finger paint, glitter glue, ribbon and wire are fair game – even in the garden!
- Enjoy the outdoors. Get away from the television, computer and video games and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.
- Learn about nature. What do plants need to produce flowers and fruit? How do butterflies and bees help the garden? Where does my salad come from? Teach kids about the importance of a balanced ecosystem through a family garden.
- Teach life lessons. Sharing responsibility of garden chores and ownership of a plant’s success can teach valuable life lessons to children of all ages. Not to mention, hard work and dedication builds character.
- Create a sense of community. Gardeners love sharing gardening successes and stories. Help kids cultivate relationships with fellow gardeners, including grandparents, neighbors and friends who also garden to create special bonds and a sense of membership in a special gardening community.
- Have FUN. What is more fun that digging in the dirt, getting dirty and splashing in the sprinkler? Enjoy every minute of your time outdoors in the garden.
Help us add to our list! Why do you garden with your kids?
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