This time of year it is the tire garden we plant that the girls get so excited about! My husband is the green thumb in our family, and he is passing on all his knowledge to the girls. They recently planted potatoes, onions, and marigolds. In the morning I go through the house waking them up saying, “Let’s get up and have our breakfast and get our baths so we can go take care of your garden! I wonder how much your plants have grown!?” They are learning how to grow food, care for plants, responsibility, and so much more! And you don’t have to have a farm in order to do this activity. Even a small planter inside a home by a window could work!
Another thing that gets the girls outside is our animals. I always stress the importance of feeding, excersizing, watering, loving and caring for our furry friends. With five dogs, ten horses, three cows, forty chickens, and six cats there is always something to be done to .make our animals lives better. There are days the girls would rather play than feed or water etc, but they are learning that an animal is a living breathing being that also deserves and demands your full commitment. But really there is nothing better for me as a mom than seeing my girls run and play and care for our animals. My girls are learning that an animals care comes first above all else. There is no day off from caring for our animals.
In the good weather my girls and I spend as much time outside as possible. What motivates you and your kids to get out and get active?