Children’s Garden Poem and Projects
If you are looking for an ongoing activity to do with grandchildren, why not learn a children’s garden poem, My Spring Garden, and plan a child-friendly garden together! A children’s garden is a wonderful recycle and reuse project to celebrate Earth Day. It is also a fun way to learn about where our veggies come from, too! Who knows, maybe your grandchildren will want to taste some of them!
Some items to recycle by reusing areÂ empty yogurt containers toÂ plant seeds. Look around the house and yard together; what else can you find to use in your garden preparations?Â Visit a garden center to choose kid friendly seeds to plant and learn how to prepare an organic children’s garden bed. Hopefully you won’t be surprised again with snowflakes from above as we were here in New Jersey!
When you are done, decorate your children’s garden.Â Â Gather some flat rocks, paint them with Spring colors, then label them with names of the plants that will soon spring up. Place them under converted clear reusable containers pressed down into the dirt for stability.
Poppy and I will soon be planning aÂ healthy organic garden with our granddaughters. With the birth of Spring and all that comes with it, Kaitlin and Emily will be involved with the birth of their garden as they anticipate the birth of their baby brother at the end of the month. As their garden grows, they’ll nurture their children’s garden as they learn to help nurture their baby brother…while watching him grow, too. Enjoy My Spring Garden PoemÂ with your grandchildren while you garden together in your Spring Garden.
My Spring Garden Poem
Here is my little garden,
Some seeds I’m going to sow.
Here is my rake to rake the ground,
Here is my handy hoe.
Here is the big, round yellow sun;
The sun warms everything.
Here are the rain clouds in the sky;
The birds will start to sing.
Little plants will wake up soon,
And lift their sleepy heads;
Little plants will grow and grow
In their little, warm earth beds.
~ Author Unknown ~
Gardening with Children
Kaitlin is in second grade and very interested in science. Before we begin their children’s garden, we will do some researching on the Children’s Gardening Tips websites listed below and visit the library for kids’ gardening books to help us learn what to plant andÂ how to be environmentally friendly gardeners.
If you are distance grandparents, you can plan your gardens together, discussing what to plant, how to plant it, and share pictures you take as your garden grows. Surprise your grandchild by sending packets of seeds, and if you can – add children’s gardening tools, gloves, and a gardening tips writtenÂ on your grandchild’s reading level.Â On the children’s gardening sites below, you’ll find additional tips and ideas for kids’ gardens.
Children’s GardenÂ Tips Directory:
- Tips for You and Your Child to Enjoy Gardening (About.com)
- Tips for Gardening with Kids (TAMU.edu)
- Family Gardening Tips (Family Education)
- Gardening with Children
- Kids and Gardening
- GoodÂ Children’s GardenÂ Books (HGTV)
- Children’s Garden Projects (Scotts)
- Websites on Children’s Gardening for Students and Teachers (cjims.org)
- Gardening Healthy and Safety Tips (CDC.gov)
- High Park Children’s Garden
- Gardening with Children (Earth Easy)
- Gardening with Kids (Teacher Vision)
- Cook Kids Grow (New Zealand)
- The Great Plant Escape (Illinois.edu)
For more Spring themed poems to enjoy while you nurture your children’s garden, visit Spring Poems for Children. Happy gardening with your grandchildren!