Tuesday, March 27, 2012
It's officially spring! That means warmer weather (in most areas) and spring break for your children. Unfortunately, it doesn't take children long to get bored when they're suddenly left with nothing to do. That's why we're here to help! Over the next few days we're going to be sharing fun ideas that will keep your children entertained over spring break (they can also be used over the summer). Make sure you check out our other outdoor ideas too - we've already shared a lot of fun suggestions! Today we're sharing an idea that your children will enjoy and that will be useful, too!
Start a Garden
All you need are a few pots (or a small patch of dirt) and seeds or plants (vegetables and/or flowers). To find out what grows well in your area and when to plant different things, check with your local County Extension office. If necessary, you can start seeds inside your home using egg cartons. (Let your children make most of the decisions on what to plant - this will also encourage them to eat what they grow!) Once you've decided what to grow, it's time to plant! By getting most of the work done during spring break, your children will be able to maintain their plants during the rest of the school year and your family will soon have fresh vegetables and pretty flowers to enjoy!
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