Home gardening activities to keep kids engaged
People often ask me how am I keeping my kids engaged while we’re all quarantined at home. Both of them are at an age where they tend to get restless and anxious easily due to inactivity, so as a mother it’s my duty to keep them occupied with different activities. As they are staying indoors all the time, without exposure to the sun, they can develop Vitamin D deficiency. I tried to find an easy solution to the twin problem; Gardening. Gardening, both indoor and outdoor, is also catching up these days and can be a fun activity to do with your kids.
Obviously, kids wouldn’t want to do just gardening, unless they find the activity very interesting. Hence, I have assigned specific plants to each of my kids. The plants need to be watered twice, once in the morning and once in the evening. While watering the plants, their daily quota of Vitamin D gets fulfilled.
We have made the whole process fun and this is how:
1. We have made a daily timetable with a checklist of gardening activities
2. Each morning and evening the kids are supposed to tick against their following set of activities like watering, tilling the soil, etc
3. I assign stars ranging from a one-star to a 5 star depending on the effort put out by them
The best part about the activity is that you don’t need a garden to carry out this. You can choose any corner of your house where sunlight comes in and involve your kids in the activity. If you don’t have indoor plants, soil, etc. all you need is an open jar, a sponge soaked in water and few sprout seeds and VOILA!!! Cause, with the right preparation, every hurdle is just another bump on the road that we can learn from and move head- Kyunki taiyaari sahi ho, toh Jeet pakki hai – in association with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance