The Kids Gardening Giveaway

by Seasonal Wisdom on December 4, 2012

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Getting children into the garden is a big goal for many parents and educators. That’s why Seasonal Wisdom is delighted to host this Kids Gardening Giveaway with aHaModernLiving.  These three great prizes make wonderful holiday gifts – and each will inspire the young children in your life to turn off the television and video games, and spend time thinking about nature instead.

It’s easy to enter this giveaway. But hurry! This random drawing ends on Saturday, Dec. 8, at midnight. Extra Bonus:  All Seasonal Wisdom readers will receive a special 10 percent discount for their holiday shopping – for kids or adults – at aHaModernLiving.com. Congratulations to Michele from Idaho for winning this prize! Thanks to all who participated.

At Seasonal Wisdom, we believe strongly that children are happier and healthier individuals when they can spend time playing in nature, especially in the garden. A while back, Seasonal Wisdom published this article – Five Reasons Why Kids Should Garden – and it remains one of the most widely read and shared posts on this blog.

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That’s why Seasonal Wisdom is happy to be hosting this giveaway with Jayme Jenkins, the owner of aHaModernLiving. You may remember Jayme from the Nest in Style podcasts we did for Horticulture Magazine and on iTunes.

Special Discount: Along with these cute kids prizes, Jayme is offering all Seasonal Wisdom readers a special 10 percent off your first purchase at the online store, where you’ll find lots of hip gifts for the kitchen, garden and bath. To get your discount, simply shop here and use the code — SW2012 (caps not required) — before the promotion expires on Dec. 24, 2012.

The Kids Gardening Giveaway features three inspiring and educational gifts for the children in your life — and each item encourages a love of nature and gardening. One lucky person will win in this random drawing:

for kidsElephant Watering Can (suggested retail price $10) – As seen in Fine Gardening and Family Circle magazines.

kids gardening ideaPetal Power Record Plantable Paper (suggested retail price $8.95) – There are two darling “45 records” with wildflower seeds embedded inside.

water meter for kidsA Greenbo Frog Water Meter (suggested retail price $14.95) – This cute frog water meter teaches kids the importance of irrigation, so they water the soil … not the plant.

Enter to Win!

It’s easy to enter this kids gardening giveaway, valued at about $34. Just do the following before midnight on Saturday, December 8, 2012: 

  1. Take a moment to like us on Facebook:
  2.  Leave a comment below and tell us why you think it’s important for kids to stay active in nature.

The winner will be chosen at random on Dec. 9, 2012 and contacted within 24 hours. If the proposed winner forfeits or does not claim the prize by Dec. 12, the prize will be re-awarded based on the sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.

  • Please provide your name and email to enter this contest, so we can contact you promptly if you win. Also, check your spam folder! The winner agrees to allow his/her first name to be mentioned in conjunction with this giveaway.  
  • The number of eligible entries will determine the odds of winning. This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only, who are over the age of 18 years old. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. This sweepstakes is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these conditions. 

Good luck everyone! Don’t forget to enter before midnight on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.  Congratulations to Michele from Idaho for winning this prize.

Disclosure:  These prizes were provided at no charge to Seasonal Wisdom. However, I am not an employee for aHaModernLiving.com, nor was I compensated for running this promotion.

Save Money : Don’t forget this holiday gift to all Seasonal Wisdom readers — adults and kids! Save 10% for your first order at aHaModernLiving. Use SW2012 in the order form. Expires 12/24/12.

Connect with Jayme and aHaModernLiving on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Coming Next! Stay tuned for several experts’ holiday gift ideas that inspire kids to spend more time outdoors.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandy December 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

It is important for kids to know where, how and what grows in a garden, that helps them grow.

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Sandy December 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Whoops–forgot to confirm. “Yes!!” I liked both on facebook!

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Seasonal Wisdom December 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Thanks, Sandy, for sharing your opinion. We need to get kids back in the garden. Good luck in this giveaway.

Linda Cooke December 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Young kids are the most impressionable, so it’s best to instill good values as early as possible. If children are taught to understand and appreciate the cycles of nature and their relationship to our food supply and well being, then later they will recognize their importance and take action when those things are threatened.

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Seasonal Wisdom December 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm

That’s very well said, Linda. I agree completely. Good luck in this random drawing, and thanks for your opinion!

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Marimer December 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Lovely items. they would be great to help teach my grandaughter about the importance of gardening.

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Shannon A December 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Both my kids want to learn about gardening and staying active with nature. I feel they will appreciate where food comes from and how much better it is to grow than to buy at the store.

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Muy Ferretto December 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Gardening is important for kids as it shows them at a young age, how to care for the environment as well as growing fruits and vegetables for their own health and well being. It also makes a fun and fruitful hobby!

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Michele December 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Kids deserve to see the magic that comes from planting a seed! They also learn to nurture something over time and see (and eat) the rewards as well as understand where food comes from. My son also learns about the pollinators, about plants in general, and how to prepare the food.

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Carol Yemola December 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Every year I see that children are more interested in technology and less interested in our natural environment. When it is all said and done, children are our future and will ultimately be responsible for protecting the environment in which their children will live. The only way to direct them onto the path of natural preservation is to get them involved in nature. Let the children get their hands dirty and get excited about the wonders of their surroundings. After all, life began in a garden!

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Cathy December 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

By “growing your child in a garden,” you connect them to a healthier life in so many ways! Physical health, through eating better foods and working out in the garden. Social health, by working with others to grow something good that everyone can enjoy. Emotional health, by having a place to relieve stress, reflect on life, or just “zone out” while doing a garden chore. Spiritual health, by seeing the connections within their garden environment, and relating them to their own in the world. My children are my favorite thing that I’ve grown in my garden.

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Dorothy Cheek December 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I am already a friend “liked” you on Facebook. My son grew up helping me garden and put up the vegetables as well as share our bounty with our family and those less fortunate. My great-grandchildren are helping now and get very excited about finding earthworms, and watching the plants grow and then bloom and then produce. Gardening is such a great lesson for children

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Lorraine December 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

It is very important for children to learn how to grow food for their future health…to plant seeds that are Non GMO is a very important lesson that all the children should learn…

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Mel December 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

In our fast-paced world, it’s important for children to get outside and into nature to connect with something that is greater than themselves. It’s important for all ages too! Taking time out from busy schedules and learning to just BE.

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Melanie December 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Children should learn at an early age how to be good stewards of the earth, because our health depends on the health of our environment!

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Alice Saigal December 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Liked both pages already;). I enjoy your works.

Gardening is a simple way to get folks outside applying math, science, geography and a connection to community. Bonus is, that which you grow can be used for these same things when cooking or baking. It’s a simple core life skill that keeps you connected to a life cycle that is always there….but often we are disconnected from in the city.

Bonus: self esteem boost from the success of your crops/flowers. My 2 year old tells everyone he has a farmers market garden.

My former middle school students still write me about what new thing they have learned to grow in their yards, apartments, boxes and the recipes they’ve tried. 20 years later!

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Kylee from Our Little Acre December 7, 2012 at 10:54 am

It’s important to share gardening with kids because I think it’s a great way for kids to feel a connection with what they eat. So many kids don’t have a clue how they get their food or where it comes from.

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Seasonal Wisdom December 7, 2012 at 11:07 am

Just wanted to thank everyone for sharing your thoughts on why it’s so important for kids to garden and spend time outdoors. You all are entered into this random drawing. Good luck all!

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Nancey Schneider December 8, 2012 at 7:24 am

I have had the honor of introducing my grand kids to the Great living outdoors! Watching plants grow, birds nesting and eggs hatching. I love the wonder and understanding grow as each season comes and goes. A watering can in such great animal friends for 4yr. old grandson would be a delight

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Sue December 8, 2012 at 7:28 am

I see so many kids these days who think playing outside is boring or hot or cold or dirty…..they are not excited to go out and learn the wonders of where their food comes from, what animals are out there, how the world works and how to look at things on a variety of levels. I think once they get past the view that the outdoors is not interesting or important, it will open their minds to a lifetime of creativity and inquiry.

Thanks!

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danay December 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Nature is a reminder that we are all miracles. It helps me stay grounded.The simplicity of a growing something, nurturing it with care and patience is a great tool to learn at a young age. Humility and beauty in its most basic form :)

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Bonnie December 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Interaction with nature is a vital part of life itself. We tend to forget that we are part of nature, and see ourselves as separate from it. This is a huge mistake, and people need to get out in nature and feel the sunshine. Gardening is a great way to expose children to the beauty and balance of nature!

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Ruth J. December 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

It is so important for kids to understand where our food comes from and why we should be eating fresh fruits and veggies. It is also a great way to get kids to enjoy being outside and be more active. A love for the outdoors often turns into a love for the environment and making our world a better place.

I like you both on FB!

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Seasonal Wisdom December 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

Wow! Love everyone’s reasons why kids should spend more time in the garden. Thanks so much for all your responses. We appreciate them. Teresa

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Jean January 4, 2013 at 3:52 am

Our local school is starting a garden at the school this year. I would donate these items to them. How fun for the kids!

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Seasonal Wisdom January 4, 2013 at 6:33 am

Hi Jean: Thanks for your interest. This giveaway is now already over, and a winner was chosen from Idaho. Good luck with your school garden this year. You’ll find more information about kids and gardening on this blog, which we hope helps in some way. Happy new year! Teresa

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