This list of 60 fun garden activities for kids is perfect for keeping them entertained and active when you’re stuck at home.
Packed with boredom-busting inspiration, it includes lots of brilliant ideas for fun things to do with kids at home in your garden, or on a walk. Whether it’s growing things, crafting, exploring nature, learning about wildlife, or just letting off steam with some nature play, I’ve got you covered!
You might also like to check out my new book *A Year of Nature Craft and Play, which has lots of fun garden projects for kids.
I’ve also included online resources and books on outdoor activities for children and garden fun for kids – scroll down for more info. 🙂
Fun gardening activities for kids
Have fun with seeds, plants and soil with these simple gardening ideas for kids.
10 brilliant garden projects to do with children from Growing Family
50 fun ideas to get kids gardening from Growing Family
Growing Sunflowers from Growing Family
Grass Heads from Red Ted Art
Grow your own salad from Growing Family
Wildflower seed bombs from Craft Invaders
Growing microgreens from Growing Family
Growing seeds in egg boxes from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Sowing wildflowers from Growing Family
Mini gardens from Growing Family
Easy garden projects for kids from Red Kite Days
Dinosaur Garden from Thimble & Twig
Easy grow your own kids gardening ideas from Growing Family
Learning about compost from Little Sprouts Learning
Easy plants for kids to grow from Take Them Outside
Easy ways to make gardening fun for children from Growing Family
Making kids their own garden plot from Emma Reed
Easy flowers to grow with kids from Little Bins for Little Hands
The best seeds to grow when gardening with kids from Growing Family
DIY toddler play garden from Taming Little Monsters
Tips for making gardening with kids easy from Preschool Toolkit
Fairy gardens from Midwife & Life
Ideas for family gardens from The Less-Refined Mind
Growing a vegetable garden with kids from Thimble & Twig
Ideas for getting children into gardening from Farmer’s Wife & Mummy
Growing kids’ names in courgettes from Growing Family
Garden activities for kids: nature crafts
Nature crafts are perfect for combining creativity with outdoor time. Take a look at these easy ideas.
Nature noughts & crosses from Growing Family
Twig boats from Family Budgeting
Painted rocks from Growing Family
Yarn sticks from Simple Parenting
Fairy house ideas from Red Ted Art
Journey sticks from Growing Family
Recycled garden markers from Pink Stripey Socks
Nature clay pressings from Growing Family
Painted rocks Tic Tac Toe from Little Sprouts Learning
Twig-wrapped flower pots from Growing Family
Painted fairy houses from Projects with Kids
DIY slate bunting from Love Chic Living
Recycled garden crafts from Teach Me Mommy
Fun garden activities for kids: exploring nature
Find out more about the natural world on your doorstep with these fun outdoor activities for kids.
Spotting signs of spring from Growing Family
Printable nature journal from Adventure in a Box
Sticky nature cards from Craft Invaders
Easy nature treasure box from Baby Budgeting
Spring Scavenger Hunt from Hodge Podge Days
Flower pressing from Growing Family
Nature clay Faces (and lots of other ideas) from Travel Mad Mum
Nest nature hunt from Still Playing School
Using flowers to teach STEM from The Stem Mum
How to build a mud kitchen from Megan Zeni
Nature collection bottles from Play & Learn Everyday
Colours of nature scavenger hunt from Messy Little Monster
Fun things to do with kids outdoors: exploring wildlife
Have fun investigating and helping your local wildlife with these simple ideas.
Homemade bird feeders from Growing Family
DIY butterfly feeders from Baby Budgeting
Garden Bug Hunt from Daisies & Pie
Cookie cutter bird feeders from Growing Family
Easy DIY bird bath from Growing Family
DIY bee hotel from Growing Family
Plant pot bee hotel from Whimsical Mumblings
Making a home for frogs & toads from Growing Family
DIY bug hotel from Fireflies & Mud Pies
Great flowers to grow for butterflies from Growing Family
Toilet roll tube bird feeders from Fireflies & Mud Pies
Making bird feeders from The Gingerbread House
Garden activities for kids: online resources
Here are some of my favourite websites that cover garden activities for kids.
- The Wildlife Trusts have lots of fantastic wildlife activity sheets aimed at children.
- The RHS and Gardener’s World have some great children’s gardening project ideas.
- RSPB’s Wild Challenge has some nice wildlife-themed fun activities for kids.
- Children’s Gardening Week also has some fab garden ideas for kids to do.
- There are lots of fun outdoor activity ideas over at The Wild Network too.
- You might also like to check out my post on 50 fun ideas to get kids gardening.
- This video has some lovely garden activities for kids to try:
Books on outdoor activities for children
Like the idea of using a book to inspire your garden activities? Take a look at these titles.
It’s also worth checking out my post on nature books for kids.
Indoor fun when you’re stuck at home with the kids
BBC Bitesize also has some good tips for keeping kids busy here.
I hope this list of fun garden activities for kids helps you keep your little ones active and entertained!
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