Children’s Gardening and Outdoor Play
Looking for simple gardening projects for your kids and ideas on outdoor games and kid’s garden ideas? Need help with creating a child friendly garden and growing your own plants and vegetables with your children? Would you like your children to spend more time out playing in the garden?
Then this is the website for you and your family. It has lots of information and ideas on turning your garden into a family friendly space and free resources to inspire your kids to play in the garden. It will help you to engage them with the outdoors and get your children started on gardening and appreciating the natural world. And you, you get to grow your kids and grow your garden at the same time.
Play in the Garden
You may remember gardening as a child and have precious memories of play in the garden. If you also want your children to love gardens and gardening then:
- You can show how much you love your own garden, even if it just consists of a few pots of herbs. It is fun to garden and grow with your kids.
- Surround them with all sorts of gardening and outdoor projects, small and ambitious. Some solely for children, but others for the whole family.
- Consider how you can give your children good garden experiences, both with gardening and outdoor play in the garden.
Here’s a Selection of Children’s Activities for May in the Garden.
Use your imagination and start planting up all sorts and types of containers. It is a great way to recycle. Check out our Growing Crops in Pots with Children pages.
More and more children are getting involved in gardening. Its simple to grow flowers from seed with your children. If you are not too sure which flowers to select then choose from the suggestions below. Get your kids out into the garden sowing and creating a riot of colour. When buying seeds for your kids [...]
Grow your own Tomato Sauce
If your children like pasta you could grow your own pasta sauce. A pot with chives, oregano, basil and parsley with the addition of a small cherry tomato such as ‘Balconi Red’ will provide you with all the essential ingredients for a tomato sauce and a really attractive arrangement. You will also get to harvest the herbs for use in cooking other meals. We have loads of ideas about growing vegetables with children on our pages.
A bee friendly garden is a family friendly garden. How so you may say? Well it is estimated that 78% of flowering plants rely on bees and other insects to reproduce. Worldwide, of the 100 crop species that provide 90% of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees. A world without bees will [...]