With summer just around the corner there's no better time to plan some fun outside activities with the kids. We've picked out three very special gardening books for kids.
We love this book because it covers exciting (and educational) projects that involve both gardening and cooking. This is the book for you if you want your kids to develop excellent life skills and have lots of fun along the way.
The Ultimate Book: Step-by-Step Cooking & Gardening Projects for Kids will get you and the kids hooked on the delights of gardening as well as creating tasty, healthy dishes in the kitchen.. It's great for all ages – and by that we mean both kids and adults – green-fingered grandparents will want to get involved too! This book is bursting with 300 activities and recipes so there's plenty to choose from. The style is very 'hands on' and the illustrations are great. Each activity has a star rating to show the level of difficulty and the step-by-step instructions will tempt you to try something new.
Activity ideas in the book include growing flowers to attract wildlife, kid-focused gardening projects, growing fruit and vegetables as well as some great craft ideas.
On the educational side it covers the basic safety aspects of gardening and also teaches terminology . There are lots of fun projects such as growing your name in flowers and making a bamboo den.
This book is great for all budding gardeners and cooks.
Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids--Simple Ways to Attract Birds, Butterflies, Toads, and More to Your Garden
This book is a gardening book with a difference. It doesn't just focus on what to plant but considers your whole garden environment. It shows you how clever gardening can attract hummingbirds, butterflies, lizards and other wonderful creatures. Using this book you can create a thriving ecosystem where plants, animals and birds congregate.
So involve the kids in creating your very own wildlife haven in the garden. Get the kids not only considering their environment but learning how to shape and improve it.
Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids--Simple Ways to Attract Birds, Butterflies, Toads, and More to Your Garden has an enthusiastic and encouraging tone which will really coax those who perhaps thought re-designing their garden was beyond them, to give it a try. The book keeps the information to the basics that you need but refers you on to other sources if you want to delve that bit deeper.
We love this book because it feels like each page reveals a new secret – it provides ideas, hones skills and puts your family back in touch with nature – whatever the size of your garden.
This book covers all the gardening basics for kids. from preparing seeds, transplanting and weeding to the general care of plants.
It includes some great indoor and outdoor projects and is scattered with fascinating facts, recipes and topical jokes.
Ready, Set, Grow! A Kid's Guide to Gardening is a valuable resource to generate ideas that enable you and your kids to potter around the garden together. Active grandparents will enjoy this book as will parents – it would also work well as a way of engaging older and younger siblings to bond over joint activities.
The projects, crafts and experiments are fun, clearly laid out and will help younger gardeners develop their skills and learn their craft. Overall it's a very practical guide designed to grow young gardeners!
Gardening is a great way for families to bond and enjoy creating something special together. Each of these three books is jam-packed with good ideas and exciting projects. So go have fun outside!
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