Easter Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids: Creating a Living Easter Basket
Keri Leymaster, Extension Faculty, Residential Horticulture
Getting your children or grandchildren involved in gardening can be a very rewarding experience, but where do you start? Connecting kids with the outdoors, getting exercise, and creating lifelong memories all go hand in hand when you spend time gardening with children. This project will provide quick rewards and produce a beautiful project that your children will be able to show off to friends and family.
• Basket or container for planting
• Garbage bag
• Garden soil or potting mix
• Scissors
• Annual ryegrass seed (any fast growing grass seed)
• Spray bottle
To begin, chose a container that you would like to make your “living Easter basket” out of and remember that containers that are shallow will work just fine. Place this on a steady surface and line the inside of the basket with your garbage bag, pushing the plastic into any corners.