2. If your kid loves to help around the house and you already have some plants to take care of, let them help. Give them a spray bottle filled with water to mist indoor plants and let them water your outdoor plants with a kid-friendly watering can. Another fun activity to get your toddler to engage with your garden is weeding. This, however, requires constant supervision checking there is no poison ivy or other harmful plants and making sure they don’t start “weeding” your plants as well.
3. If your child is patient, loves taking directions or is maybe a little bit older and you have a whole afternoon to spare, plant a garden from scratch. Let your kid help digging holes in the ground and burying the seeds in it and take them with you every time you water the plants until you will both be rewarded with seedlings and, a few weeks later, a fully-grow plant. Some great plants to engage with your child’s senses are strawberries and cherry tomatoes for taste, lavender and jasmine for smell, and herbs like basil and rosemary for both.