Here’s a beautiful activity for baby’s first “garden”. If you have a true garden, then by all means just head outside with your little one plus a tot-sized watering can, and he or she can help with the watering. Since we have no garden of our own, we had to improvise a little.
First, I filled a child’s watering can and had Veronika help me pour the water over a few flowers and fronds on our patio. She was immediately intrigued both with the water coming from the spout and with the can itself!
Next, I set up a little water garden. It included a few floating blossoms, kale leaves for “reeds” and a plastic duck and frog.
She had so much fun reaching in and splashing about.
In retrospect, I wish I’d used an edible flower like roses so I didn’t have to worry about her putting anything in her mouth.
As a result, I moved the flowers out rather quickly and then didn’t have to worry if the toys or kale made their way up to curious lips.
As you can see in the photos, this activity was so fun that big brother wanted to join in, making it an impromptu water table to cool off.
I loved watching them play together! And much like a picnic breakfast, it’s the perfect early morning outdoor activity before the heat of the day sets in. Here’s to many gardening moments to come with my girl!