Fun spring activity: Planting flowers

Filed under: Activities: Babies

My daughter recently came home from school with a cup containing a pretty flower. She was so excited to have her very own plant that she couldn't even stand the thought of letting it leave her hands to go out in the yard.

Inspired by her love of her new plant, I went to the store, bought a flat of flowers for a few dollars and a bag of potting soil. Since I had about seven children over on Friday, seven children that needed entertaining, I pulled out the flowers, soil and plastic cups and let the kids have at it.

It was a success. The kids enjoyed putting the dirt into the cups and planting their flowers. Some were so happy that I was letting them bring the flowers home that they had to ask multiple times if it was for real.

So, if you're in the need of a spring activity for your children, consider getting your hands dirty. Not only is it fun, but it is a good educational experience and your kids get to help beautify your yard.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.