Kids love to play outside, and with the weather warming up, parents can take a greater role in encouraging outdoor activities by helping their little ones plant a garden. While a vegetable or massive flower garden may prove to be difficult or even boring for kids, certain flowers are pretty, colorful, and fast growers that help kids stay motivated with their own little flower growing project. Try these 3 fun flowers that are not only easy to grow, but real kid-pleasers as well.
Zinnias are great flowers to grow because they usually sprout within a week and as early as 5 days. They like full sun, and don’t need to be planted deep in order to sprout. This means they can be planted in smaller pots for later transport, so kids can enjoy watching them grow from their windowsill. These cute little flowers also come in a variety of vibrant colors, like red, purple, and yellow, and are hardy annuals that come back every year. This makes them a perfect flower for any kid to grow and see quick results all summer long!
The pansy is such a fun flower to grow because it often blooms with what many people would refer to as a little ‘face’ in the middle of its petals. This charming flower grows quickly and easily all summer long, doesn’t take much care beyond simple watering, and loves to grow among other flowers. For kids who want to grow a whimsical yet easy plant this summer, the pansy is a wonderful choice, and is most likely to produce lovely flowers for even the youngest of gardeners. The yellow and blue pansy are large scent producers and the most favorable among many people who love flowers for their natural aroma.
Possibly more suited for the older tykes, sunflowers are still a prime choice of flower for kids to plant and grow. Not only is this iconic yellow bloom fun to grow, but it loves hot weather and full sun, so kids who aren’t into watering their flowers all summer long can still expect to have positive results growing their own sunflower plant. Growing upwards of 3 feet in height, sunflowers are most known for their ability to ‘follow’ the sun by turning their petals to the sun as it moves throughout the day. These delightful and sunny blooms are a wonderful hardy flower to help kids learn to love gardening all spring and summer long.
When it comes to fun flowers to plant and grow, the zinnia, pansy, and sunflower are excellent choices for younger kids and their parents alike. Fun to plant, easy to maintain, and even more enjoyable to watch grow, these flowers just may turn any kid into a real gardener!