One of the things Alex and I try to do on the weekends as much as possible is to make at least most of the time we have dedicated to doing things together as a family. Some weekends this is simple "family game" night and dinner together and sometimes we get a little more ambitious like last weekend when we took on making a garden -- together. Over the summer this will evolve into swimming and grilling all weekend -- which is one of my favorite things to do as a family.
We found this great product called Growums which is an interactive garden for kids. The purple box comes with all the seeds, dirt and irrigation tools you will need to make a garden. It also comes with an online tool kit that helps educate kids via these cute characters on how to care for a garden. We cultivated our seeds in the sun for a few weeks until we grew seedlings and then transplanted the seedlings to the containers.
The garden has Aida talking about all the veggies like "lettuce" that she is growing and is going to try and tomatoes, basil, and peppers. I hope we get just a few veggies this summer so we can make some fun recipes this summer with the very freshest food. Our family loves to cook -- Aida really enjoys helping out in the kitchen and this was just a fun way to get our kids interested in where their food comes from and experimenting with new foods.
Our new addition "scouty" even helped supervise the action... and yes Christopher is helping out in his underwear...Boys....
What seeds are you planting with your kids this spring?