Gardening is a great way to teach kids all about how things grow and even get them to try new foods. One thing you will notice is that they often try to mimic what you do. Here are a few tools you may want to consider investing in to make them feel like they are a part of the action.
- Kid-sized garden gloves – They will feel better about getting their hands dirty!
- Shovels, trowels or rakes – Make sure that they fit their little hands and are lightweight without sharp edges.
- Buckets – Even your typical beach bucket will do! (They really like to collect things such as weeds, rocks, and produce).
- Special garden shoes – You can try a pair of rain boots or clogs. This helps your child know they should wear their “garden” shoes in the dirt and not in your house.
- Small watering can – Make sure it’s small enough that the child can carry it when it’s full of water.
- Bug spray and sunscreen – Keep a bottle of each beside your garden tools to remind the whole family to apply them when out in the yard.
- Water bottle – Just like any activity during the summer, make sure you’re staying hydrated throughout the course of the activity.
You can find most of these items in the gardening section of your local store!