A Wandering Vine

G is for: Gardening

G is for: Gardening - A Wandering Vine #AtoZChallenge

Note: This post is part of my Kids’ Activities series for the A to Z Challenge. Read the rest of the posts here.

We have planters along the perimeter of our back deck, and I let my kids have one little section to themselves. They dig, sculpt, “plant” things, and water it. Once, my son made me a “birthday cake” (pictured above). They can spend hours playing with the dirt.

G is for: Gardening - A Wandering Vine #AtoZChallenge

Of course, they get dirty in the process. I had to let go of that a long time ago. They have so much fun, and it’s such a wonderful sensory experience. It also makes them healthier!

G is for: Gardening - A Wandering Vine #AtoZChallenge

We’ve also planted things together, such as sunflower seeds and vegetables. It’s fun and educational for them to see how things grow. My favorite part is picking things to eat from our garden. We had a grapevine in our last house, and we rarely had grapes because the kids would eat them immediately!

Do you garden? Did you play in the dirt as a kid? I remember making mud pies in front of our house :).


G is for: Gardening - A Wandering Vine #AtoZChallenge


  1. Around My Kitchen Table

    How wonderful that you encourage your children to get out into the garden and to grow things. They look so cute!
    I have another blog for the A to Z here: That’s Purrfect.

    1. tcardenas75 (Post author)

      Thanks! Love your blog – you have a great sense of humor!

  2. sue

    So great to get the kids involved with gardening. I love seeing my two year old grandson playing in the dirt and discovering ants and lizards along the way.
    Sue @Sizzling60 from
    Sizzling Towards Sixty


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