Earth Month is here and it’s a great time to learn and play in the garden! Inspire the stewards of tomorrow by creating positive, fun, sensory experiences outdoors.
Every day is Earth Day.
Here is a list of some of our favorite kid-friendly activities for Earth Month:
1. Make a seed bomb to grow flowers.
The scatter-seed method is an easy way to grow flowers for a first-timer. We have a complete list of ingredients to use when building your flower bomb.
2. Create scratch art by tracing textures in the garden. Grab a few different crayons and make a texture collage by tracing trunks of different trees.
3. Make a tiny terrarium using a mason jar. Recycling is one of the most important practices of sustainability! Use an old jam jar and add rocks, soil, moss, and a plant to create a terrarium.
4. Start your own seeds using an empty egg carton. Marigolds, peas, and zinnias are easy seeds to start indoors.
5. Create garden art by painting rocks. Find some flat rocks in your own backyard, give them a wash, and pull out your paintbrushes! Let paint dry indoors before taking outside.
6. Use wooden spoons to create garden labels. Have some old wooden spoons around the house? Use them as stakes to label garden crops by painting crop names on the inside of the spoon.
7. Paint your terracotta pots using acrylic paints. Give your pots some personality!
8. Release beneficial insects, like ladybugs, into your garden. Ladybugs are available for purchase in the spring at Molbak’s- just ask an associate for assistance.
9. Play BINGO using a garden scavenger hunt. Put 25 garden tasks into a bowl. Pull out a task every day for a month. Once you complete the task, mark it off your Bingo card. Once you get five in a row, you win!
10. Add edible flowers (like organic pansies) or herbs to an ice tray.
Fill ice trays of all shapes and sizes with water and freeze for a super cool botanical ice cube to use on hot summer afternoons.