Did you know that April is National Garden Month? Here are 5 simple ways to celebrate with the kids in your life so that you can easily enjoy this holiday together!
How to Celebrate National Garden Month with Kids!
1. Plant something
In honor of National Garden Month, why not get outside and plant something!?!
Don’t have a yard?
No need for this to stop you!
If you’re lacking outdoor space, you can still plant something small indoors.
Feel like you don’t have a green thumb?
Try some type of succulent. They are easy to plant, simple to care for, and very hardy!
Get outside and plant something!
2. Check out this video – Germination of a Seed
While you’re having a snack, eating lunch, or taking a break from digging in the dirt, check out this incredible time-lapse video showing the germination of a seed. It’s less than 2-min and seriously, SO COOL!
Be sure to watch this quick video – nature and science are sooooo amazing!
3. Read some books about gardening
There are lots of great picture books about gardening and the great outdoors. Here are some suggestions:
- A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston & Sylvia Long
- Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner & Christopher Silas Neal
- The Honey Bee by Kirsten Hall & Isabelle Arsenault
- In a Garden by Tim McCanna & Aimee Sicuro
- The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
Grab a book (or a stack of books!) and enjoy reading about the joys of gardening and nature.
4. Make a bird feeder
Nothing sounds like spring quite like birdsong!
Using pine cones, nut or seed butter, birdseed, and string, you can make bird feeders to welcome the birds back to your yard.
This project is simple and can be done in no time! Simply place a pine cone on a plate, spread a type of nut or seed butter all over it, sprinkle birdseed making sure it sticks to the surfaces, then cut string to tie around the pine cone in order to hang from a tree or post outside.
That’s it! You now have a cute little bird feeder to welcome a variety of birds to your yard.
5. paint some rocks
An excellent way to add some color and whimsy to your garden is through painted rocks.
With no more than some sturdy and smooth rocks, acrylic paint in fun colors, and some finishing spray, you’ve got all you need to set yourself up with a fun creative project that will delight the kids in your life!
Need some inspiration?
Check out this thorough tutorial on how to paint rocks to add to your garden!
Grab this Rock Painting Kit which includes everything you need!
Get in touch with your creative side and combine it with your inner garden to add some inviting color to your outdoor space!