Teaching kids about healthy eating can sometimes be a challenging task, especially when it comes to convincing them to try new fruits and vegetables. Over time, I’ve discovered a fun and engaging approach to encourage them to explore diverse types of nutritious foods: involving them in gardening activities.
To keep my children engaged and involved, I like to assign age-appropriate tasks. For instance, younger kids can help with tasks like watering plants, while older ones can assist in planting seeds, mulching vegetable gardens, and maintaining the garden.
Tomatoes are my top pick since they are so versatile and can be used in many dishes. Plus, there are numerous varieties suitable for small gardens, such as cherry and grape tomatoes. Growing tomatoes will teach your kids about plant care, as well as demonstrate the amazing transformation from a small seed to a plump, delicious fruit.