Doing some shopping for your homestead kid? Stumped on what to get them and need some gift ideas? How about getting them some presents that actually make your child want to help out on the homestead?
In my experience with children (and I’ve had 8 my own), it seems like after a certain age their desire to play grow-up begins to wane and it occurs to them that chores aren’t play. Whatever the reason for that shift, I believe we can encourage them to embrace the farm life again by making it fun and not just something mom and dad are into.
I believe it also helps when we go beyond farm toys (all kids love those, even in the middle of the largest city) and give them the tools that make helping out on the homestead easier and more manageable. Boots that don’t leak or leave cold feet, cute headlamps so they can see in the dark, their own basket they made themselves for gathering eggs. Discovering the “garden cart” was HUGE for my kids. Wheelbarrows are awkward to maneuver and easy for uncoordinated kids to manage.
I consulted my children for ideas and approval and got an enthusiastic thumbs up on these ideas! Hopefully, your kids will be just as excited to play a more active part of your homestead and start building their own skills!
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Make Your Child Want to Help on the Homestead with These Gift Ideas
Check out, even more, gift ideas for the homesteading & gardening kid in our Homesteader’s Shop!