23 FREE Printable Gardening Activities

Spring is the perfect time to introduce your kids to gardening!

It doesn't have to be anything complicated -- a few seeds in a pot or an herb garden on the windowsill is the perfect starter project.  Or even a mini Fairy Garden as a family project!

Gardening offers so many learning opportunities -- understanding how things grow, exploring bugs & worms and the science of plants (botany).  Plus some fun ideas for connecting math and reading with gardening activities too.

Today's round-up of free garden printables will help you to plan your garden, track your plant's growth, learn about plants & seed and even inspire the kids to do some reading too!


Free printable garden ideas and activities for kids!

23 Free Printable Gardening Activities

There are SO many fun printables for gardening -- from planning out your garden to scavenger hunts that inspire plant and insect exploration!

Since some of these printables will be used throughout the garden season (and more than likely, taken outside near the dirt & water ;), you may want to laminate them so they won't get wet and ruined.  It's also a great way to keep them to use from year to year.  If you're looking for a good laminator, the Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (affiliate link) at Amazon is usually on sale for a great price!  Kids can use Dry Erase Washable Markers on laminated printable which can then be easily removed so you can reuse the printable.


Planning & Planting Your Garden

Garden Journal pages | NutureStore

Draw Your Garden planning page | Carrots are Orange

Deciding What to Plant printables | Harrington Harmonies

Vegetable Planting Schedule | Nemcsok Farms

Good Bug/Bad Bug sorting activity | Carrots are Orange

Garden Notebook cover | A Number of Things


Math in the Garden

How Fast does My Plant Grow? tracking journal

Garden Plot layout  | Nemcsok Farms

Graph what's Living in Your Yard! | Preschool Powol Packets


Related Activity: Get Ready for Garden Season - Crafts & Activities


Exploring Plants & Seeds

My Seed Collection | Inspired Treehouse

Life Cycle of a Plant Learning Packet (30 pages) | 3 Dinosaurs

Parts of a Plant (ages 3 - 7) | The Natural Homeschool

Dissect a Bean Seed | Preschool Powol Packets

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Mini-book | The Preschool Toolbox

Plant Observation Journal page | Buggy & Buddy


More Fun Garden Activities

Gardening Literacy Pack | SallieBorrink

Bug Scavenger Hunt (see who's living in your garden)

Carrott Seed Lapbook | Homeschool Share

Garden Scavenger Hunt | Fantastic Fun & Learning

ABC Garden Letters | Tot Schooling

Tale of Peter Rabbit Lapbook and Unit Study | Homeschool Share

Garden Photo Scavenger Hunt | Go Explore Nature

Preschool Garden Printable Pack | Embracing Beauty



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