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How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening

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How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

When you ask kids what their favorite summer activity is, the answer that you are least likely to receive is gardening.

 

However, that does not mean that it cannot become their favorite! With a little creativity, kids can be shown that summer gardening projects can be easy, enjoyable, and most of all, fun.

 How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

I wanted to get my own kids inspired in the ‘green thumb’ category this summer, so I created a project they could do together. It is very simple and takes very little time.

How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

The first thing I did was thought of a theme that they would enjoy. Since it is summer and my kids love visiting beaches, I decided that their projects would carry a ‘summertime on the beach’ theme. I cleverly named it: Beach Flowers.

How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

I told my kids that they would be making their own beach flowers, and they were a little apprehensive at first. However once they saw the craft items I purchased for the project, they became excited and were ready to get started!

 How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

Our ‘BeachFlower’ Summer Gardening Project!

How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

 

How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

What you’ll need:

  • Colorful Children’s plastic sand buckets
  • Flowers of your choice
  • Decorative miniature decals – those with summer and beach themes are best (sun, flip flops, etc)

 

You’ll also need:

 How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

How to make:

How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

After an adult cuts small holes in the bottom of each bucket with a knife, children use the bucket shovels to place potting mix into their bucket at about 1/4 level.

 How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

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How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

Flowers are then gently placed into the buckets

 How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

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How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

The Shake n’ Feed Plant Food is added next, using the bucket shovels to gently blend into the soil

 How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

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How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

More soil is added to top off the bucket, then decals are placed firmly (but gently) into the top soil

 How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

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How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

Lastly, water the buckets, and….viola! 🙂

How To Get Kids Inspired For Summer Gardening #MiracleGroProject #SummerGardening

The kids had a blast making their very own Beach Flowers! And they now see that gardening do not have to be complicated or hard to do. As the weeks of summer continue, they will be able to watch their very first gardening project grow and blossom, which will hopefully lead to a developed lifelong passion for gardening!

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*Be sure to check out Miracle-Gro online to access their expansive library of articles and videos full of expert gardening tips for beginners and professionals alike, as well as online tools to help growers solve common garden problems and find the right products to help keep gardening projects healthy and beautiful.

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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Chasing Joy

Cute project. Very creative 🙂

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