Their constant curiosity, eagerness and tenacity make them excellent gardeners and joyful garden companions. The garden offers many teachable moments for young ones including the opportunity to get outside, connect with nature and get dirty.
Here are a few of our top choices for the kidlets in your life!
It helps to look the part! My friend Jana over at Modern Rascals has an amazing selection of kids clothes that are ethically made and will delight your tiny human. She’s so rad she even has a curated collection of kids clothes featuring plants! Check out her selection here.
Help encourage even the smallest seed savers! Cottage Botanicals sells these incredible seed envelopes that are made from 100% post consumer recycled material and printed with soy ink. Kids can create their own seed collections and decorate these lovely envelopes.
Looking for a fun way to teach your kids and older children about edible plants and herbs? Wildcraft is the game for you! It is a “beautifully illustrated, nature-based, cooperative game created in the tradition of the classic board games”. There are also bonus digital downloads!
Terra cotta clay pots and saucers make an excellent gift. Little artist can paint them (this is a popular activity in our home) and start them indoors with easy to germinate seeds like microgreens, beans, sunflowers, etc. Wintry windowsills can hold growing wonders!
Little gardeners grow the future! Give good gifts! ~Melissa