We live a messy life and that’s why we are happy to partner with Clorox 2® on this post.
It’s time to get out and play! For our family I’ve been challenging our girls to get outside more often and an easy way to do that is to get out in the yard and get your hands dirty. There’s something about getting your hands muddy and body moving that really creates lasting memories.
Imagination and play and a respect for the earth; spending time outdoors in the garden in a great way to encourage your children to do all of these things. Our kids love to get their hands dirty, anywhere they can get water and something other natural material together, they will have a good time.
For our girls planting also teaches them about plants and flowers. They enjoy flowers so planting, watering and tending for their own flowers and plants is a great way to teach them. It also lets them help out in the yard and realize that getting dirt on ourselves and clothes is fun and good for us, the planet, and our yard. While we do live in southern California, we are water concious and work in ways to reduce our overall water use.
Its not hard to create a simple flower planter for kids. This lets them learn about plants by looking at the roots and learning about watering and pruning their flowers. Setting up these responsibilities will also help them learn to take care of something while also getting the treat of fresh flowers all year round. And to make it all even better, let them pick out what flowers or plants to pot just making sure they are suitable for the environment they will be in.
For instance, we set flowers for the outdoors and went with varieties that demand shade. This will reduce their water need yet also provide us with some beautiful and colorful flowers for the summer and our front door. Plus the kids and pick them for their hair, vase, or art projects this summer.
Make sure to also get the supplies including a planter (we used a longer one for more flowers), soil (outdoor flower soil), the proper plants (check for sun requirements), and a kid or kids. Set it all up and let them go to work. Fill up the planter half way and let them dig their holes and plant. They can also fill in the sides with soil.
When your all down hose them down along with the plants, just kidding. But do make sure to water your newly planted flowers. This is where the mess can come. But using Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster will help to dissolve any left over staining and dirt from this fun kid project.
Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster can be used through the wash, but also to remove set-in stains that have been through the dryer. That means if I ever happen to miss a stain I can still get it out.
When you pair Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster with your favorite detergent, you can actually remove 4X more stains and brighten 2X more than using detergent alone. That means more time having fun and less time worrying about the stains.
Just check out this video:
So when you’re done in the yard be sure to clean up the mess Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster. Spend more time outside this summer and less time worrying about the mess!
What’s your favorite way to spend time outdoors with your children?