Easter is a great opportunity to get outside with your kids and enjoy the warmer weather before winter arrives. Gardening is an excellent activity that children of all ages can participate in and learn from. In this article, we’ll be covering some of our favourite gardening ideas for kids that are perfect for Easter.
EGG-citing gardening ideas for kids
Plant an Easter garden
Help your kids plant a garden filled with colours that will last well into autumn. Try planting seedlings and colour bags of primulas, pansies, petunias, calendula and cineraria already in flower—they provide stunning instant colour. Add in some Easter decorations like bunnies and eggs to make it extra festive and hoppier.
Decorate plant pots
Let your kids get creative (you can even join in here). Decorate plant pots with Easter designs using paint, markers, rope, stickers, or even natural materials like leaves and flowers. Find pots online.
You can sow seeds in all sorts of containers too so why not make it exciting by getting the kids to find and decorate their own unique sowing trays? For starters, use egg boxes, old mugs, tin cans and even loo roll tubes. Let their imaginations run wild!
Create fun seed trays
On top of the fun of creating a seed tray or giving kids their own special plot in the garden, there’s more to making this idea even more fun: growing egg heads with herb hair!
This activity is easy and perfect for Easter. First, carefully knock the tops off some eggs and empty them, making sure to keep as much of the shell intact as possible. Then, have your kids draw or paint faces on the shells.
For an easy-to-start seed garden, shop the Starke Ayres Kidz Garden Kit. It includes a mini pot planter, a palm peat block, seeds and sowing guide.
Next, put some kitchen towel or cotton wool in the bottom of the shells and add water until it’s wet but not sopping. Sprinkle some herb seeds on top and leave the eggs on a bright windowsill to germinate. In just a few days, the herby “hair” should start to grow.
Not only is it a fun and easy activity for kids, but you can also chop off the hair and put it in sandwiches for a tasty treat. Plus, if you give the eggheads a “haircut,” the herbs will send out more new shoots—and that means more to harvest. It’s a win-win situation!
Start a kids’ veggie patch
Starting a vegetable garden is a great way to teach your kids about healthy eating and where their food comes from. Let them choose their favourite vegetables and help them plant and care for them throughout the season.
Broad beans, beetroot, cabbage, carrots, leeks, lettuce, peas, radishes, Swiss chard, and turnips are ideal for planting at this time of year.
Make magical fairy gardens
Fairy gardens are a fun and whimsical way to add some magic to your garden. Have your kids create a miniature garden with tiny plants, fairy houses, pebbles and other decorations.
Feed the birdlife
One fun and educational activity that children can do is to feed the birds in the garden. This is a great way to teach children about the natural world, while also helping to support local wildlife.
By providing them with food, kids can help to attract these birds to their garden and observe them up close. Feeding birds can also be a great way to teach children about the different types of food that birds eat and how they play an important role in the ecosystem.
Incorporating gardening activities into your Easter celebration is a great way to spend time together as a family, get outside, and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Plus, it’s a wonderful opportunity to teach your kids about the environment and the importance of taking care of our planet. Happy gardening!
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Easter in the garden doesn’t have to be only for the kids. There are plenty of gardening activities you can do while enjoying your time off for this special holiday.