Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March curricular activities for two year olds–Gardening


March is a great month for gardening so why not involve your two year old as well. They will love to dig in the dirt, dig holes, and look at the pretty flowers you are planting. Watering the garden every evening seems to be something my son really loves.

Gardening is also a great way to introduce new veggies into your child’s diet. Knowing they helped to grow the veggies may help persuade your child to try something new. Show your child when you use veggies or herbs in your food. Let them know they are eating something that they grew!

Try teaching them about a different step in the growing process each week. Let the favorite color of the week be the color of the flowers you planted that week. Even try letting your child have their own plant that they can care for. Show your child how different plants have different shaped and colored seed, blubs, ect.

Even plan indoor activities that have something to do with the garden. Have your child help you prepare an indoor herb garden. The kitchen window seal is an ideal place for a few of your favorite herbs. Have your children decorate the clay pots for your indoor herb garden. Painting with a brush works best on clay pots.

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