Gardening (and seed starting) with kids has many benefits. Among others, plant-tending engages all of the senses. It also develops fine motor development and introduces kids to scientific concepts, responsibility and patience.
Most importantly, growing plants from seed creates environmental stewards. Once children see how much time and effort goes into growing, they will likely become more empathetic towards those who help put food on our tables every day. Use this time to talk about the importance of local farmers and taking care of our planet by recycling and choosing sustainable packaging.