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10 Fun Gardening Activities for Kids

Gardening activities for Kids :

Gardening can be really fun, especially when it stops becoming an adult’s job and becomes a family affair. Winter forces everyone to stay indoors, meaning that kids can only play indoors. When summer comes, however, they can’t wait to go out to play. Gardening is one of the best ways for kids to have fun, be physically active and be productive. Including children makes them feel important, and they also get some important life skills.

Winter forces everyone to stay indoors, meaning that kids can only play indoors. When summer comes, however, they can’t wait to go out to play. Gardening is one of the best ways for kids to have fun and be productive. Here are some 10 fun gardening activities for kids. #gardening #kids #kidsgarden #fun #development #parentingtip

Some of these skills include:

  • Hard work : they will see that nothing comes easy and they need to work to get what they want. They end up using this skill even later in life.
  • Responsibility and orderliness : when gardening, you need to water your plants constantly, and when that role is delegated to your child, they learn to be responsible. Putting the working tools back in the store needs to be done orderly since some of the tools are sharp.
  • Patience : they learn to wait. Plants do not grow in a day you need to wait for some time to notice it. Children also realize that they have to wait to get what they want.
  • Independence : The kids also learn to be independent. They get to handle some of the gardening activities all by themselves.

There are several fun activities for kids, gardening being the top summer fun activity for kids on our list.

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10 Fun gardening activities for kids :

1. Get a Pizza Garden

Nothing is as enticing as pizza for both adults and children. There is no law that requires you to have a plain square garden. This is one of the fun garden ideas. Make it interesting and get your kids to prepare a pizza garden. You can make use of a tub that’s not in use and divide it using plastic or wood. Then help your kids to plant different kinds of flowers so that your pizza garden will be as colorful as possible. This is also a good idea for a group activity for kids.

2. Go Shopping Together

It’s good to let the children get involved even in the early stages. Gardening is not only planting, but other activities such as shopping for the gardening tools and seedlings are part of it. Children usually enjoy going out shopping. You can allow the kids to select what plants they want and the shop attendants explain the growth process to them and the names and uses of some of these tools. Shopping is a good children’s outdoor activity.

3. Cleaning the Garden

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This is one of the easy garden crafts that children usually enjoy. Buy a small rake that the kids will use to pull the leaves and put them in a heap. This activity serves as a lesson to kids that even the garden needs to be kept clean and tidy. Gardening activities for kids both educate and entertain!

4. Picking Fruits and Vegetables

This is arguably the best gardening activity. Who does not love enjoying the fruits of their labor, like literary in this case? This can be an exciting activity for small kids; they’ll surely love picking the fruits and vegetables. You should, however, supervise them and ensure that they only pick the ripe fruits.

5. Construct Some Bird Feeders

Let the children assist you in collecting some plastic bottles. They’ll enjoy this and other fun activities for kids outside. Constructing these bird feeders teaches them to be creative and think outside the box. Add some food in the feeders. Having the bird feeders around the garden attracts birds to your garden, and they eat some of the dangerous insects leaving your plants safe.

6. Create a Planter of Adventure

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Children’s imagination is wild. Get a space and plant some cacti and other succulent plants. Then add dolls of animals like the camel or the horse. Ask the kids to fill in the other parts with the plants of their choice. These are good planting activities for small kids which allow them to be creative.

7. Painting and Decoration

There are other things to do in the garden apart from taking care of crops. Paint the wall around your garden and leave a small area for the kids to color. The kids can also paint the stones that you can place around the seedlings area or around the flower pots. These can be exciting indoor activities for kindergarten when you have an indoor garden too!

8. Create a House for Good Insects

These are the insects that eat the harmful insects that destroy your plants. Use an old birdhouse which you can let the children paint in red. Red is preferred because it is very attractive. Put empty tissue rolls or bamboo rods to fill up the birdhouse. This will be a home to insects like the ladybird which is a natural pesticide.

9. Create Planters Using Newspapers

Take the most colorful pages of the newspapers, fill them with soil and plant some seedlings. Let them grow there then later move and plant them in the garden.

10. Recycle the Plastic Bottles

Easy gardening for kids includes collecting plastic bottles. Let them paint them in different colors and later use the colored bottles to mark the garden.

Winter forces everyone to stay indoors, meaning that kids can only play indoors. When summer comes, however, they can’t wait to go out to play. Gardening is one of the best ways for kids to have fun and be productive. Here are some 10 fun gardening activities for kids. #gardening #kids #kidsgarden #fun #development #parentingtip #nature #garden

Conclusion : Gardening activities for Kids 

Children should be allowed to participate in gardening activities because they can be an exciting learning activity for them and can keep them physically active. However, be careful when allowing your kids to garden, some of the tools are dangerous. Dress them accordingly so that they don’t get hurt while trying to have fun.

Which of these gardening activities for kids have you enjoyed with your kids? Share your experiences with us!

Thanks Tommy for this insightful article, I’m sure it’ll help any parents out there.

[Author’s Bio: Tommy is a freelance writer and tutor. He studied journalism at New York University. Also, he loves gardening, camping, and healthy living. Now, as a dad of two, he is constantly on the lookout for tips and tricks to make life easier and spend more time with his family]

22 comments
  1. Sangeeta G

    Having fun gardening is so much more than just an activity. It is a great way to teach kids on the value and importance of nature and bounty that Mother Nature provides and these activities will definitely ensure that they are involved.

  2. Hema

    These are some great ideas for gardening with kids. I personally loved the pizza garden idea. My little one enjoys gardening time with me, it is fun to grow our own veggies

  3. Prerna Sinha

    Being close to nature in any form is therapeutic for not only you but the kid too. I stay in Mumbai and gardening for me would be limited to pots for now but as a kid I used to help my mom around.

  4. Nisha

    Watering the plants, planting new seeds are some of the garden activities that my son enjoys. We both love plants and we have a small garden in our balcony which is our favorite corner in the house.

  5. Sayeri

    We dont have much space for gardening so for long I was planning for it. Finally I have got a space, I will use my windows and balcony area. Definitely gardening activities are good for kids. I will start with that with my kid. One thing I have noticed that if you assign them any work, they love doing it with full concentration and efficiency and do it like a pro.

  6. Akanksha

    These are some really fun activities. Our son gets involved when we clean up our garden or plant new vegetables, fruits or flowers. The first thing he always does is wearing his wellies so his feet can stay clean and safe.

  7. Mrinal Kiran

    Well, a pizza garden sounds great! I loved your idea of making it exciting for the kids! Gardening makes us grow fond of nature and also makes us active and disciplined!

  8. Ashh G

    These are doable activities with kids. I bet my child will really enjoy these. Can’t wait to try atleast some of these with him. Great post!

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