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Garden Activities for Kids

Sunny Flower Garden

Plants from the nursery can make a colorful splash as a sunny flower garden in your yard. This garden activity for kids has a great payoff and can launch them on a lifetime of gardening for fun.

What You'll Need:

  • 4' x 3' garden patch
  • Shovel
  • Bagged compost
  • Bagged mulch (optional)
  • Plants
  • Trowel
  • Hose
  • Small sprinkler

Step 1: Choose a garden spot that gets six or more hours of sun a day.


Step 2: Pull weeds, and dig up soil until it crumbles.

Step 3: Spread a one-inch layer of bagged compost over the soil and mix it in.

Step 4: Buy plants at a garden center. Buy small, healthy annuals that aren't flowering.

Step 5: Set your plants on the bed and arrange them. Give the young plants plenty of room.

Step 6: With your trowel, dig a hole for each plant.

Step 7: Turn the pot over, and tap the plant into your hand. Loosen the root ball with your fingers, and set the roots into the soil.

Step 8: Water your plants with a sprinkler every few days.

Step 9: Pick your flowers often to keep the plants blooming.

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