You know how much I love outdoor play, getting kids in the garden is super important. This year I decided it was time to teach my kids about garden design. After all, we have shared how to make a home garden with the kids and you need a good design before you can get started.
Creative Garden Design Activity for Kids
tracing paper or parchment paper
Really the first step to growing a successful garden is designing the garden on paper first. Deciding what to put into a garden and laying it all out will help a gardener choose the best possible plants, and the proper position for those plants, for the garden. Now, for a 7 year old I made it all about the fun of dreaming about whatever garden she wanted…putting whatever she could imagine into our little garden.
First, I drew the layout of our front yard garden on a piece of white heavy stock paper and placed it in a clipboard.
Today’s post is part of the Planting with Kids Blog Hop, so if you are looking for more fabulous ways to get your kids into the garden please hop around the other participating blogs. Whether it’s spring or fall where you live, the garden is a fun place to be.
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