'How to get Kids Gardening', the new book by Lee Connelly, is the book you need to get the whole family out in the garden creating real memories together.
A simple and easy lockdown activity to do with your children which will incorporate art and language skills as well as teaching them to grow something edible and to reuse, recycle and repurpose household waste!
There's no better isolation idea which will tick the boxes for art and design, maths and geography and which can be done both as an indoor and outdoor project for hours and hours of endless fun! Grab some paper, pencils, a ruler and maybe an eraser so your children can start to draw out a map of their garden.
Onions are so easy to grow and don’t take up much space in the garden so they are perfect for a beginner to try and a simple activity to do with children. It will be great to look forward to later in the year, when you will be pulling fresh onions right from your own garden.
Self-isolation should not stop you from being able to grow and harvest fresh greens to add to soups, salads, sandwiches and smoothies! Growing microgreens on your kitchen windowsill is quick, easy, rewarding and so good for you nutritionally! It's also an easy activity to do with children!
In these very troubling times and before we get to stage of lockdown, try to get to your local garden centre this week and pick up some seed potatoes, onion sets, a packet of peas or beans and a couple of packets of easy grow seeds like lettuce and spinach.