Nature provokes children into thought, action, and formulating their own ideas. When children are involved in experiences with nature, they are absorbed and completely attentive to what is at hand, they see the beauty just as we do; but more importantly, they begin to interact with its offerings.
Providing children opportunities to care for nature, such as watering plants, and treating “creatures” gently, supports a sense of respecting nature and developing empathy. With this in mind we've put together some simple gardening activities which you can do with your children. Click on the activities below for instructions.