Bring in the green! With less or no open window time during the chilly winter months there is less fresh air flow through the house. Bring living plants inside the house for some fresh air. This is highly recommended in kids’ bedrooms too; just beware of the level of your plant, curiosity of your child and whether or not the plant is poisonous. This is a perfect time of year to start an herb garden for holiday cooking or giving a hostess gift of a new house plant. To make the gift more personal and not a “last minute drive-by gift” pot the plant for the receiver. I have a holiday party today in fact and will be bringing the hostess an orchid.
Again this is a great classroom or teacher gift that kids can get involved in! Your child can simply transfer a plant or you can have your child make a terrarium using several plants in an enclosed atmosphere. Both options offer children a great science lesson about plants if you’re willing to talk to them through it all, and a great social lesson on giving and gratitude if your plant happens to be a gift.
Find Directions on how to make a Terrarium For Kids at Storm The Castle.
This article was written by Summer as part of the Red and Green series on Mom Start. I love getting flowers as a gift, but when they just die, I feel like it was a waste, wouldn’t it be great to give everyone live flowers? I love the ideas she shared with us today, don’t you?
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.