Rain barrels can be used to trap and store rainwater for watering gardens. This helps grow a sustainable garden and supports the environment by reducing the energy used to supply the water and the amount of water wasted. As a side bonus, rain barrels could ultimately reduce your water bill since you are using less water to make your garden grow.
While you can purchase a rain barrel, putting together a homemade barrel is a great garden project for kids. Homemade rain barrels can be made simply by using an old garbage bin and attaching a tap to a small hole at the bottom for easy access to the collected water.
Some rain barrels can be placed directly next to your home to collect water straight from the roof’s gutter system. Personalize the barrel by encouraging your student to paint a rain-themed picture on the outside.