Gardening Activities for Kids
Gardening with kids can be a blast, but if your kid wants a break from planting and watering, there are other fun things you can do in a garden. These garden activities for kids might not turn your kid into a green thumb, but they will keep him busy!
- Decorate vegetables: You can paint potato spuds or cucumbers with water paint (or even sparkle glue!). Sticks and toothpicks make great legs. Use grass or parsley for hair.
- Build a fairy garden or a no-dig garden: Use twigs to create a little fairy house. Kids will have fun decorating their fairy house—they might even try to make a miniature version of your home!
- Paint pots, stepping stones, or watering cans.
- Make flower necklaces, headbands, "jewelry" or bracelets.
- Make garden plant markers so you'll know what seeds you planted where—it's a fun craft activity for gardening with kids.
- Take out the water colors and have your kid paint a picture of the garden. Then put it on the fridge or hang it up in your home.
- Have a scavenger hunt in the garden. If your kid is too young to read, draw pictures of what they need to find or give funny hints.
- Read stories about gardens and help your kid write a book about your garden.