If you’re keen to keep the kids busy and active, I’ve got lots of great kids gardening ideas to inspire and occupy them!
Children make very natural gardeners in my experience. They love hands-on activities, they’re curious about nature and the world around them, and they generally relish the opportunity to get grubby! Gardening caters for all of this, and right from the toddler stage it’s perfectly possible for kids to get stuck in.
Fun kids gardening ideas and resources
I’ve rounded up 50 fun gardening ideas, projects and resources, suited to all ages of child and perfect for keeping kids busy in the garden. Scroll down for online resources and recommended reads too 🙂
You might also like to check out my post on 60 fun garden activities for when you’re stuck at home with the kids, and my new book *A Year of Nature Craft and Play which has lots of fun gardening projects and nature play ideas for kids.
Fun kids gardening projects
10 brilliant garden projects to do with children from Growing Family
The best seeds to grow with kids from Growing Family
Quick and easy vegetables to grow from Growing Family
Easy flowers to grow from seed from Growing Family
Great veggies to grow in containers from Growing Family
Tips for starting a veg patch for the first time from Craft Invaders
Growing grass heads from Red Ted Art
Making a bee hotel from Growing Family
Growing salad from Growing Family
How to plant a kids container garden from Mama Smiles
Easy plants for kids to grow from Take Them Outside
Growing sunflowers from Growing Family
Making a bug hotel from A Few Favourite Things
Growing microgreens from Growing Family
Growing seeds in egg boxes from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Making mini gardens from Growing Family
Teaching science via tomato germination and growth from Dogwooddays
Growing potatoes in a bag from Growing Family
Printable plant growth tracker from KC Edventures
Growing your name in a courgette from Growing Family
Welly boot herb garden from My Bored Toddler
Homemade stone plant markers from Adventure in a Box
Growing wildflowers from Growing Family
Composting basics from Rhythms of Play
Growing cress caterpillars by Daisies & Pie
Growing flowers for butterflies from Growing Family
Making toddlers their own garden plot from Emma Reed
Growing tomatoes from Rhythms of Play
Homemade bird feeders from Growing Family
Great fruit and veg to grow with kids from Happiness is Homemade
Wheelbarrow herb garden from My Bored Toddler
Quick & easy seeds to grow in winter from Growing Family
Easy flowers to grow with kids from Little Bins for Little Hands
Easy garden projects for kids from Red Kite Days
Cookie cutter bird feeders from Growing Family
Wildflower seed bombs from Craft Invaders
Growing flowers for moths from Growing Family
Free garden nature toys from Farmer’s Wife & Mummy
Spotting signs of spring from Growing Family
Tips on gardening with children
How to make gardening fun for children from Growing Family
How to sow seeds with kids from Growing Family
Tips for gardening with toddlers from Boo Roo and Tigger Too
How to create a kids gardening kit from A Few Favourite Things
Fun children’s gardening ideas from Team Stein
The benefits of gardening with children from Chilling with Lucas
Embracing a family garden from Rice Cakes and Raisins
The joy of growing your own as a family by Midwife & Life
Online kids gardening resources
The Skinny Jean Gardener youtube channel has lots of kids gardening inspiration.
Children’s Gardening Week also has some fab ideas for things to do.
Kidsgardening.org has some fun ideas for gardening projects and crafts.
Great kids gardening books
You might also like to check out my post on the best nature books for kids.
You might also like to download my free printable bucket lists of outdoor activities for kids which have lots of fun ideas for outdoor play and gardening. There’s one for spring, summer, autumn and winter.
I hope this list gives you lots of kids gardening ideas, and inspires you to get out there and have fun. Happy gardening!