Starting Seedlings with Children ~ A Job for Everyone

Cold Frame InsideToday, after our homeschool co-op, we enjoyed the weather by starting some herbs and flower seeds. We used our trays from last year and filled those with seed-starting mix. #1 cut open the bags of mix, the boys lined up the trays and pots, they all had their watering cans. The kids took turns putting in seeds, watering them, and watching Mama label the craft sticks with a pen, so we do not forget what we planted.

What herbs and flowers did we start? Lovage, Parsley, Borage, French Terragon, Dill, Coriander, Rosemary, Giant Marigolds, French Marigolds, Dianthus, Coreopsis, Daisies

  • 5-year-old’s tasks: watering, planting, using scissors to cup open bags, helped spell plant names for labels.
  • 3.5-year-old’s tasks: watering, planting, and fetching supplies when needed; I played up his strong arms and how important it is to help Mama with heavy pots, etc.
  • 2-year-old’s tasks: watering, planting large seeds, and fetching supplies when needed
  • 8-month-old’s task: Stay happy!

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