Why don’t you wanna?

How about making it a family project? Let the kids help pick out what to plant and include fun things for them to grow. Like giant pumpkins for Halloween, a sunflower tipi.
Let each one have a space to grow their own private crop like Sugar Baby watermelons, or Casper the Friendly Ghost (white) pumpkins. Think about square foot gardening and give each one their own square. Let the kids “decorate” the garden with home made whirli gigs, spinners, painted rocks etc.
I know you love pizza, so who would do good at planting a large flower pot of pizza toppings? Oregano, tomatoes, peppers, etc.
Or since you have been landscaping, how about challenging yourself to make the garden as artistic and beautiful as possible?