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Easy Gardening Activities for Kids

By the Letter

Let your kids send a message with flowers when you play By the Letter.
Let your kids send a message with flowers when you play By the Letter.
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By the Letter is an easy gardening activity for kids that lets them get creative in the yard. Decide on a message together and then spell it out -- the green thumb way.

What You'll Need:

  • Small section of soil
  • Quick-sprouting seeds
  • Water

Everyone likes to express their own personal style. So why not let your garden speak for itself? The next time you plant quick-sprouting seeds (ask your local outdoor gardening clerk which seeds sprout fastest in your geographic area), spell out just how you feel.

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How to Play By the Letter:

Step 1: Plant in the shape of the first letter of your name, your favorite sports team, or even your favorite singer.

Step 2: Take it a step further and plant only seeds that will bloom in your favorite colors. It'll be a garden all your own.

Continue on to the next page for an easy gardening activity that teaches kids just how many seeds and spores are on the ground.

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