- Make sure your projects have an end in sight.
Most children are more likely to stick with a task if it can be done in a short amount of time. So whatever project you dream up, make it manageable and children will see it through to the end - rather than abandoning it half-way through!
- Have all the equipment and tools you need.
By planning ahead, and avoiding "annoying" trips to the garden centre, children are less likely to be distracted from achieving their goal.
- Make the task something creative - and most of all, fun!
Rather than trying to convince them to dig compost or weed the flowerbed, why not make miniature gardens?