Most kids are out of school now and have started enjoying their summer break! Of course, just because the kiddos are getting a break from their regular daily events and activities at school, it doesn’t mean parents get a break too.
Even though your summer might be a bit hectic taking the kids to different summer camps and events during these next few months, consider doing a fun activity that involves a family effort!
Make a family garden! You can make it fun for the entire family, and kids will love getting their hands dirty while being given a sense of responsibility and ownership of something they can call theirs.
Family gardens have several perks that make them worth the hassle:
They’re affordable! You can go to your local grocery store and purchase packs of seeds from 50 cents to $2, and kids will have fun picking out the types of fruits, vegetables and flowers they’d like to grow.
It gives you a great opportunity to teach your kids about responsibility; by growing something, they can learn and see for themselves how taking good care of something can be worth all of the hard work in the end.
This is a great way to enjoy an at-home activity. Many of our lives are hectic, but it’s those tiny, precious moments that you’ll remember forever. There’s nothing cuter than seeing your kids get excited about their plants growing each day!
While it can easily make a part of your yard or home look nice, it is also a great opportunity to grow some delicious, homegrown foods. Try to grow some seasonings, or maybe even some cucumbers! Strawberries and peppers are always fun to grow because kids and adults alike are always eager to pick the produce off the plant!
This is a great idea and now is the best time to begin growing your plants, before the summer heat wave is officially here. Anyone can do it! If you live in a house and have a small piece of unused land, this sort of thing would be perfect. If you live in an apartment, town home, mobile home, or any other home without much vacant land for a garden, purchase a pot for each child and turn it into a craft! Decorate your pots with your kids, and create a family garden right in your own home [or at your door]!