First day of the school Easter holidays yesterday and attempts at gardening with my children didn't last long:
What gardening fun do you have planned for your little ones over Easter?
Actualy doing really well thus far.
Today both Molly and Milly have been working very hard on the nursery - Molly helping pack Artichoke plants and Milly helping pack Sweet Peas. Just come home for lunch - but both girls want to come back and help this afternoon.
Engaging children is an art. They love a challenge......who can find the largest worm? who can dig the biggest hole? Start with seedlings and fast growing seeds.
How old are the children? do they understand the relationship between the seed and food......do they love the end product? Try some sprouting.....Secret Seed Society has a pack with Mung Beans, Mingo Mung the Mighty Messenger. 3 days in a warm place and children can see the roots and shoots emerging by looking through the jam-jar. Secret Seed Society engage children in the whole concept of growing food starting with a fantasy story. Their club sends a monthly e-letter with seasonal challenges. Worth a try.
Or of course you could always follow the fun of The Girls Garden with handy tips such as...