3 Reasons to Teach your Kids to Garden this Spring

I received product and compensation to thank me for my time in testing out the product, but all opinions expressed are my own.

There are so many reasons to teach your kids to garden this spring. Gardening is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to your children some amazing life lessons and skills. We made a stop at Home Depot for some plants and a Weed Zinger and got outside with all six kids to work in the yard. 

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My kids are normal kids. They love their kindles and electronic game systems, movies, and tv shows as much as any other kid. They can easily spend hours a day sitting on their butts, staring at screens and expecting constant entertainment and instant downloads. 

I am totally okay with them using electronics both for learning and entertainment. It is more than likely that their generation will see some serious advances in technology that will blow my mind in the future. 

But, I also know, that while they stare at screens the world could be passing by and life skills and valuable lessons need to be learned from the outside world and hard work. 

Teach your kids to garden with Weed Zinger

As parents, we are taking initiative to showing our children by hands on examples both watching us and doing it themselves.

We are purposely spending time outdoors working in the garden and yard and letting the kids get completely muddy in the process! 

Teach your kids to garden with Weed Zinger

The reasons to teach your kids to garden this spring not only give them life lessons and skills, but it is an awesome opportunity to spend time together as a family. These are the lessons they can learn.

It’s Fun to Work!

Digging in the dirt, using your hands and tools can be a lot of fun! Work doesn’t always mean boring and frustrating. 

I encourage the kids to explore the textures of the dirt, look for worms in the soil, smell the flowers, and splash in the water as we work. 

Who cares if we get dirty?! We turn on the sprinklers at the end of the day and let them splash the mud away. 

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It’s not as hard as you think to Work!

Kids associate chores as being hard and to time consuming. We totally squashed those thoughts when it comes to weeding the garden!

We purchased a Weed Zinger from Home Depot to make weeding a cinch!

No bending over or getting on your hands and knees is necessary with the Weed Zinger! 

The soil was soft and moist from a rain the day before, so the kids were able to easily use the Weed Zinger to help me pull up weeds from the roots out of our garden beds. 

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The Weed Zinger grabs the weed by the root with a twist of the knob on the top. The kids loved launching the weed with the release button. 

The only problem we had was that there was just one Weed Zinger the we had to wait our turn to use it!

It’s Rewarding to Work!

Gardening is not instant results. It takes time to see the fruits of your labor. 

We have been checking on our little garden daily to see how our plants are growing. The kids get so excited when they see everything growing! 

I know they can’t wait to pick blueberries from our bushes and help me harvest herbs and veggies from our plants. It will be a huge reward for them when they are able to to eat the fruits of their hard work.

Teach your kids to garden with Weed Zinger

Getting the kids in the garden this Spring has shown results in their newfound appreciation for plants and desire to help with weeding and watering. 

We have started small this year with just a few herbs, veggies, and berry bushes. I think by next year we will be able to expand our garden even larger and allow the kids to pick out their favorite veggies to grow.

I am looking forward to using all of my fresh herbs in my recipes! Look for new recipes with basil, mint, and cilantro coming soon! 

I hope you are inspired to get in the garden with your children! 

Happy Gardening,
Keikilani

Reasons to teach your kids to garden

Tell Me: Do you have a garden? What is your favorite garden vegetable or herb?

We’re Going on A ROADTRIP! (AAAHHHHH!!!!)

What seemed like a fantastic idea a few weeks ago is quickly becoming intimidating and honestly slightly overwhelming when I think about it!

Our family is no stranger to Road Trips. We made two round trips from Detroit to Florida in the last year. We even did two trips to Atlanta the year before that. Yes. We have been there, done that. Survived. Got the T-shirt….

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So, why is driving from Detroit to Minnesota making me feel so woozy? Well, it’s because, Jon is staying home! It’s just going to be the kids, my sister and I on this trip. My husband is a machine and can drive and drive and drive. We are good team. He drives. I sit in the back and keep the kids entertained. We had a system.

(One of the best parts of a road trip is CHICK-FIL-A!!! We LOVE it!)

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(Jordan is my carseat hater! He is doing better… but he has a limit…)

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This time I can’t sit in the back. We are driving my sisters car. And the three boys will be nicely stacked together in the backseat. And I am questioning… what order do I seat them? Who is the least likely to pick on who. Which do I need the easiest access to from the front passenger seat?

I no longer have the advantage of the extra room in our Mountaineer for lots of toys. Now I need to be very selective and plan out very wisely my choices of items brought on this 11+ hour each way trip!

Don’t get me wrong! I am excited! I can’t wait to see all my extended family at the family reunion! (Some of them I haven’t seen since I was 10!) I think I will be more confident with some research and advice.

This was my best idea of the last trip! Let them put stickers all over themselves! STICKER-POX!

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I have been perusing Pinterest in search of Tip & Tricks from other mommies who have survived road trips. But I need your advice! HELP! I don’t have long before this adventure and need to get serious planning going!!! So, PLEASE, share your wisdom and experience!

Yours Desperately,

KEIKILANI

 

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