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National Children's Gardening Week

National Children's Gardening Week

Join us as we celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week! As the weather gets warmer, it means plants and vegetables have more chance of growing without weather damage.

I think we all know how it can be with children sometimes, they want to see results immediately. However, this is a great way to teach them that sometimes having a little patience can lead to great things!

Taking part in National Children's Gardening Week can be a great opportunity for both parents and children to have a little project that they can work on outside and it gives you something to look forward to. What I mean by this is, don’t you just find it exciting to finally see growth in plants and vegetables and to be able to look forward to watching the progress that they make!

This can also come as a great learning opportunity to children too. Children could track the progress of the vegetables that they might have planted by drawing a picture each week and dating them, so then they have something to look back to and this allows them to learn along the way.

It may also give them a sense of independence as they might be making sure they water their plants/vegetables each day and ensure the right amount of sunshine is reaching them.

Creative ideas to get involved

Children Gardening Hedgehog House

You don’t just have to plant some plants and vegetables to get involved this week, there are many other creative things you could make using the resources in your garden. Some creative ideas might include making a mini garden for small animals, creating a snail race track, building a hedgehog hut and many more things!

Things to do - National Children's Gardening Week (childrensgardeningweek.co.uk) have come up with lots of different and exciting ideas, that include instructions and what you need to make fun and crafty projects!

How can you show your support?

Children Growing Gardens

Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to creating ‘magical and inspiring gardens’ for life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices. Greenfingers charity believes that spending time outdoors and having some fresh air can take stress away. By taking part in small activities, you are showing children that there is more to the outdoors than just trees and parks. This also allows children to have a better understanding of nature.

Now you don’t have to just take part on your own or in your own garden, you could do this with friends and family too. By allowing your children to take part in different outdoor activities with friends, this can help them gain good teamwork and communication skills. This might also allow them to gain some self confidence and be proud of the work that they have created. Gardening can come with many benefits, such as different skills and it’s a great opportunity for children to learn new things in a fun and memorable way.

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