Garden Activities For Your Kids

Within this pandemic-stricken world, it can be hard to find the time and right activity that can be shared among the whole family. The type of activity that's suitable for all ages, from your college-bound kids to your grammar school rugrats. And I'm sure we're all dying to go outside after being trapped in the confines of our own homes for so long. But with the pandemic still in full swing, how is one to find the perfect activity to share with their family in a safe and timely manner? You might be surprised to find that the answer sits right in your backyard. 

In most backyards across the county live vibrant and flourishing gardens that tie together the immaculate look of a suburban backyard. While most gardens are merely used as eye-candy, something to show off to your neighbors, they can actually be used in an assortment of ways. One of these ways is using your garden to set up a variety of activities and games to share with your family. But don't just take our word for it; take a look for yourself.

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It's A Wonderful Bug's Life: Bug Hunting 

Now, this activity may not be for the squeamish or the faint of heart, but it's an immense favorite for your young ones. As the name would suggest, this activity mainly consists of searching for a multitude of bugs and insects in both your garden and backyard. Gardens and greens are vastly consumed with wildlife, and while the larger animals may be the ones that stick out to us the most, it's the smaller ones that are harder to find. 

For this activity, you will only need three objects: a magnifying glass, a notebook to record your findings, and a camera to take pictures of the different bugs and insects you discover. To start off, you should write down a variety of bugs and insects you plan on searching for. Then, you take your magnifying glass and begin your search, recording your findings with your phone and notebook. This is a pretty simple activity and should be appropriate for all ages. 

A Work Of Art: Drawing Pictures With Soil 

We all remember the simpler days of finger painting in our kindergarten classrooms with friends we thought would last forever. There was something peaceful (to the kids, that is) about making an absolute mess with paint and crafting an ugly and distorted picture that our parents were obliged to hang across the refrigerator at home. But those days are long gone as now we're forced to go to work every day fulfilling a variety of mundane and meticulous tasks. But why does the fun have to end? Luckily for you, it doesn't. 

Another fun and engaging activity you and your family can partake in around your garden is painting pictures using only your fingers and soil. Think of it as finger painting but instead of paint, you use soil. Now, it may sound a bit dirty and grimy, but that's the point of it. It allows you and your family to truly relax and let your guard down by getting down and dirty with the ones you love most.

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