Gardening is such a big deal for me. It’s therapy to be out working in the garden, where it’s peaceful and productive. Gardening saves our family money and helps us to provide the healthiest food options for them to eat. It’s good for the soil, the environment and anyone we can share our bounty with. I love having my kids and grandkids be part of what we’re doing with the garden. Not only do they learn about good nutrition, being good stewards of the earth God created for us and enjoy the yummy garden produce; it also teaches them a good work ethic. Ecclesiastes 9:10 instructs, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” and that is a character trait we have tried to instill in our kids. As they have learned to work, they have also learned to appreciate what work can produce; and so, can enjoy their labors more.
The love of gardening has really taken hold with our ten-year-old daughter and our five-year-old granddaughter. The five-year-old was admiring the garden seedlings we already have sprouting in the window and telling me how much she can’t wait until we have tomatoes in the garden! She has helped me to harvest, in the past, and nabbed a snack or two from the plants as we go; and as they are one of her favorite foods from the garden, she is already dreaming of how great the tomatoes will taste.
We got to have the grandkids stay with us all this past weekend, so I was hoping they would be here to complete this project with us. Unfortunately, they went home before the kit arrived, this morning, but they will have fun keeping it watered and watching it grow when they are here, again. Our daughter, however wasn’t about to miss out on a planting opportunity — especially when it’s planting flowers, HER favorite garden produce!
The kit we received is from The Gigglin’ Garden Gang, a group dedicated to teaching kids about “going green” and healthy living through gardening. I love this concept and their website is loaded with videos and great teaching resources that will help you to engage your kids’ imaginations and inspire enthusiasm about gardening, healthy lifestyles and nutrition. Teaching at Gigglin’ Garden Gang isn’t done with lectures, but with fun, hands-on activity that make learning exciting and playful. We ordered their Go Green ‘N Giggle Book and Tote Activity Set. The order was processed through Amazon.com and we received it in a little under a week.
The Gigglin’ Garden Gang website is colorful and bright, loaded with fun garden characters that will interest and excite young children and it is simple to navigate and find your way around, using the left, sidebar menu. You’ll be able to check out their educational products for kids when you select SHOP or learn more about sunflowers and how to grow them by clicking FUN FACTS or taking the QUICK QUIZ. Detailed instructions and a video are also available to engage your kids in the sunflower planting activity.
This kit was actually really fun! I’ll bet the “little gardeners” in your family will love it, too! Anything to do with planting or gardening is a HUGE hit with our ten-year-old, so she loved that aspect of this project! The CD of songs and the storybook included in the Book and Tote Activity Set, as well as the characters and videos on the Gigglin’ Garden Gang website are perfect for our three grandkids (ages 2-5) and will all be great tools in passing on a love of gardening, as well as a strong work ethic to the next generation of our family! To keep up with all that’s happening at Go Green ‘N Giggle be sure to follow them on Twitter and Like their Fan Page on Facebook.
How do you inspire a strong work ethic in your kids? Does your family have a garden? What things are you and your family doing to learn more about “going green” and healthy living? I’d love to hear some of your ideas and tips!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #GoGreenNGiggle I purchased a Go Green ‘N Giggle Book and Tote Activity Kit to test it and write this review. A positive review was not required. As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience.