Gardening | A to Z of Toddler Activities

February 20, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ A to Z of Toddler Activities,Toys, Books, Activities

Gardening with Kids | A to Z of Toddler Activities - Baby & Beyond

This week’s activity was not done by me, but by Baby N’s daycare (though he waters plants at home, we’ve never done a full-fledged gardening activity before). But it is super easy to replicate at home. Just fill an old container with soil. Then help your children dig the soil and plant seeds or a sapling. Teach them to water it daily and watch their excitement as the plant starts to grow.

Talk to them about we should provide the how the plant adequate sunlight and water to grow. In return the plants provide us clean air to breath, fruits and vegetables to eat, wood to build our homes and beautiful flowers. This will help them understand and appreciate our ecosystem.

Gardening with Kids | A to Z of Toddler Activities - Baby & Beyond



Being a believer in Natural Parenting, I strongly believe that nature is our best teacher. For instance, gardening with kids, specifically growing plants, can teach them a lot about our eco-system, as well as develop responsibility (taking care of the plant, watering it daily), self-confidence (watching something that has been created by them grow), nurturing and respect for our environment.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert are great read-along books for this activity.

If you are a parent of a toddler, you know that one of the most frequent questions we have almost on a daily basis is how to keep our toddlers engaged, or what sort of learning games activities can be planned for our kids.

This post is part of a series I am doing on A to Z of toddler activities in 100 words each. Most of these require little to no pre-planning, but wherever any resources are required, I’ll guide you on where you can find those as well.

You can find the complete list of activities here.

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