Seed Starting with Kids

Are you going to invite your children to start seeds with you indoors this season? This article includes a free worksheet, video tutorial, and ideas and tips for seed starting success. You will be amazed at how much fun your children have playing in the dirt with you! Kids love DIY projects just as much as adults so give them some soil and containers and let them get their hands dirty!

By: Sarah Koontz

It is my third year gardening and with our recent garden expansion project, we are going to need all hands on deck!  My daughters are 6 & 7 years old now, and it is time to get them engaged in the gardening process.

I feel that my children are old enough to start helping me with the basic elements of gardening, specifically starting seeds.  Since one of our goals is to grow a Frugal DIY Garden that provides a substantial amount of food for our family, it is important that we all do our part.  I believe that anyone can learn how to garden, it just takes a bit of practice and patience.

When I sit down to teach my children about the seed starting process, I try to teach them 5 key elements for seed starting success.  To make it fun, I have created a simple worksheet to help (click the image to download and print).

SEEDS printable image | Are you going to invite your children to start seeds with you indoors this season? This article includes a free worksheet, video tutorial, and ideas and tips for seed starting success. You will be amazed at how much fun your children have playing in the dirt with you! Kids love DIY projects just as much as adults so give them some soil and containers and let them get their hands dirty!

Help your children fill out the worksheet with the information listed below. Seeds need 5 THINGS to grow into beautiful plants for the garden.

S-Soil

E-Enough Water

E-Everyday Care

D-Drainage

S-Source of Light

There are so many ways to make seed starting fun for the kids.  I encourage you to check out our “Seed Starting Hacks” article to learn how to re-purpose items around your home for seed starting.

Make sure that you have all supplies on hand and laid out before you invite your children to join in.

Are you going to invite your children to start seeds with you indoors this season? This article includes a free worksheet, video tutorial, and ideas and tips for seed starting success. You will be amazed at how much fun your children have playing in the dirt with you! Kids love DIY projects just as much as adults so give them some soil and containers and let them get their hands dirty!

Here is a video tutorial of the process and supplies we use to start seeds.  I invited my girls to join in, and we had so much fun starting seeds together.  

If you are interested in developing your gardening skills this year, I encourage you to follow my “Vegetable Garden Tips” board on Pinterest:

Follow Sarah @ Grounded & Surrounded’s board Vegetable Garden Tips on Pinterest.

 Are you going to invite your children to start seeds with you this season?  Please check back and let us know how it goes!

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About Sarah Koontz

Sarah Koontz is a freelance writer and regular contributor at Grounded & Surrounded. If you are interested in growing your faith, nourishing your family life, and discovering the beauty of God's design, be sure to follow her personal blog at SarahKoontz.com. When Sarah is not writing, you are likely to find her covered in dirt, sitting in the middle of her garden, adoring her beautiful flock of backyard chickens. She is eternally grateful for her husband and two little girls, and revels in their simple, uncluttered life. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

3 thoughts on “Seed Starting with Kids

  1. I really like this! Some of my sweetest moments are planting with my blonde sweet girl! Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays!
    Cathy

  2. What a great little video! Loved it! I’m in a rental in Germany and can’t ‘garden’ in the yard, but I’d like to learn how to do something on my balcony. NO clue what I’m doing or where to begin!

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