I know I said I don't like tulips but the flowers are so recognizable and showy, I couldn't resist buying a few packages in my daughters' favourite colours: pink and purple. This week-end we planted them around the garden together. It is fun to do as long as you're willing to let them do the "design" work.
The kids picked the spots, we dug each hole together, I put some fertilizer in the bottom and they dropped in five bulbs each, then we covered them back up and they got to stomp the dirt down. How fun is that?