30 Early Garden Crafts & Ideas for Kids

These garden crafts & ideas for kids are sure to get you excited for warmer weather!

For some people, the sight of green grass or tulips popping up means Spring has arrived but for me, it's the sight of a seed packet!

Sometime in February, I realize that Spring is only weeks away (yea!!) and it's time to think about gardening with the kids.

Now, I'll be the first to tell you that I am not someone who was blessed with a green thumb.  I don't have this amazing garden by any means.

However, I do love to have flowers and vegetables growing in the yard.

And I really love to see kids get involved in growing veggies or choosing a cool new plant.

It's pretty amazing when you can send them outside to "pick the tomatoes you grew for the salad tonight"!  Or to watch them count the number of cucumbers that are growing on a vine.

So let's ignore the winter weather and start some gardening prep today!


Early Garden Ideas and Crafts for Kids

30 Early Garden Crafts & Ideas for Kids

Enjoy some of these pre-gardening activities while you wait for that beautiful Spring weather! 

Your kids can get an idea of the science behind gardening and feel the thrill of raising & caring for their own plants.  We've included affiliate links for gardening items we love too so you'll be all read to dig, plant & grow!


Starting Seeds

Make some Juice Box Planters -- Parenting Chaos

A Kid's Garden Tool Set goes a long way to making kids feel like real gardeners :)  Plus it's great to offer them tools they can handle (also safer to use that adult-size tools too).

You can also make Seedling Pots from newspaper (who knew?!!) -- Red Ted Art

Learn how to start seeds on your windowsill -- Kitchen Counter Chronicles

And these free printable seed labels from Preschool Powol Packets will make it easy to label which seeds you plant ;)

And be sure to do a little reading too with these Books & Activities that Explore Seeds & Plants!


Garden crafts for Kids: paint garden pots

Garden Crafts for Kids to Make

Paint some beautiful Pour Pots & add color to your garden!

We also love to make Mosaic Garden Stepping Stones -- each of our kids has one of their own in the garden and they are so fun to make together.

Create some gorgeous Stone Garden Markers -- Adventure in a Box

Use these wonderful Yogurt Cup planters & spoon markers for seeds -- Arts & Crackers


Garden Ideas for Journals

Track how tall your plant will grow with this free garden math printable!

Plant Observation Journal page -- Buggy & Buddy

Learn about the Lifecycle of a Plant -- 123Homeschool4Me

Grab this free printable Seed Journal & Learning booklet over at Spell Out Loud

And these Books that Inspire Kids to Grow a Garden are a great jumping off point for talking about & recording what you want to grow this year!


Garden Science Activities

Learn how water travels though a plant -- Buggy & Buddy

This Garden Science Adventure Kit is also a wonderful way for kids to explore & learn the science behind plants!

Learn about the parts of a flower with this fun hands-on flower dissection activity!

Fantastic Fun & Learning has a great round-up of Garden Science activities !

Twodaloo created a wonderful Earthworm Observation Tower where kids can see how worms are so important to the garden process.

You can also learn how plants breathe with this easy science experiment that can be done with a leaf!


Be sure to visit our other gardening posts too:

30 Gardening Activities for Kids

Great Garden Books & Activities

Books & Activities that Expore Plants & Seeds


Gardening activities for kids

Happy Growing!

~ Jacquie

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