PLANTING A GARDEN The act of planting your garden can be interactive and loads of fun. It gives kids an up close and personal connection to measuring and using their senses to plant their tiny seeds and beans. You can have your children use a plastic bag, a shoe box, or even a recycled bottle to house their pint-sized gardens. They can measure the soil with their hands, enjoying the feel and smell of the earth and then deposit it in their terrarium. They can use new words to describe and explain to you or their siblings what they see and feel as they create their garden.