Gardening with kids (activities, projects and ideas)

Spring will be here next week

So, I thought why not share some fun projects for gardening with kids

I am sharing 20 different garden projects

Ideas to decorate the backyard  And learn new garden activities


gardening with kids


So, let’s get started:


Gardening with kids


butterfly feeder

Make a butterfly feeder with your kids

Butterflies love to feed on fruits nectar  Read more about it here


gardening with kids

 Have fun painting some birdhouses with your kids

Hang them over the fence to attract birds

Garden birdhouses


gardening with kids

Upcycle baby food jars into planters  A fun spring garden project with kids

Drill in the clamps and hang the jars

Baby food jar planters


water garden projects kids

Make an easy water garden with your kids

Simply pour some water in your container of choice  And place lilies in it

Easy water garden


windowsill cacti garden desert

Wohooo! A cowboy garden project for your enthusiastic kids

Plant some cacti in a container with gravels

Your kids will also have fun planting popcorn kernels

Desert in a box


gardening with kids photo

A great idea! Take a framed picture of flowers

Kids are going to love this memorable picture

It will also excite them about gardening

Picture with flowers


 plant seeds in sponge

Build a sponge grass house

Cut and make a structure  Spray water (making sure not to over soak) and layer with grass seeds

Keep it moist by covering with a lid

What a fun spring garden project for kids!

Grass house


decorating planters with kids

Take your kids on a walk in the neighborhood

Collect natural things (like pinecones, moss, feathers, branches etc)  And decorate your planters with them

Decorating planters with kids


gardening with kidsRecycle empty containers into planters

Baby food jars and tin cans will make great planters


kids gardening planters

Make planter boy and girl

These are the cutest planters I have ever seen! Use two pots to make the bodies  And smaller pots for hands and legs

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foam caterpillar

Make a caterpillar with foam

Cut circles and poke them onto a stick  Use a ball to make the face

Foam caterpillar


 garden plant markers

Make planters with popsicle sticks and tongue depressors

Paint them

You can also make garden markers, with bottle caps

Spray paint them  And make a color code system on a board

Garden plant markers


make fairy garden

Make a fairy garden with kids

I love this one with planter as home  A bucket filled with water  And pebbles and seashells for decorating

Make a kids fairy garden


 rock garden kids projects

Make a sand and rocks garden

This one is made in a shoe box lid

A great idea for the artistic kids

Kids sand garden project


 preserve flowers kids activities

Preserve backyard flowers by pressing them

Have your kids make things (like faces, buildings, cars etc) with pressed flowers


Have them press different flowers and note facts about each

~ You can also teach your kids to collect seeds  (A fall activity)

Preserve backyard flowers


 wind chime kids activities

 Make a wind chime for your garden

Find fun tutorials to make wind chimes HERE


gardening with kids

Grow potatoes in a bucket

Grow potatoes


kids painted rocks

Paint rocks for Garden with kids

Painted Decorative rocks


 These are some fun ideas to keep your kids busy this spring

Which one did you like?


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  1. Great list!! Alice LOVES helping me in our garden and I bet she would love some of these projects!

  2. I thought other readers would enjoy an activity I got at the botanical gardens. Have you or your children “Ever Seen a Plant Move When You Tickle It?” If you wanted to share your love for nature with your children, here is an activity I have done with mine. This may change the way you and the kids react to plants for ever. Imagine giving your children some seeds. Having them watch them sprout and grow. Then shortly after the second leaves appear they tickle the plant and it moves its branches down and closes its leaves! Give them more than a gift; give them a learning experience they will never forget. “Ticklemeplant”

  3. I did not know that I could use my artistic skills to enhance my home garden. Besides enhancing the aesthetic appeal of my backyard, craftionary has provided me with a means through which I can bond with my kids through simple gardening projects that we can all do together.

  4. Sprouting and growing of seeds for a children is an uneviatable experience. It is the responsibility of the parents to assign their childrens some work regarding plantation of trees. If childrens do this by their own then in future they could not be suffered from any of this problems related to planting. ThankYou for posting such a awesome and a knowledgeble blog.

  5. mark bennett says:

    i really like Growing some plants . and allso they need a drink of weter eveyday in the week . and need energy . . ii like the pictures on the website .

  6. hi..nice article! I enjoyed it very much. its nice that you have shared, keep posting!

  7. I love this! I have school gardens always looking for ideas for kids to help with and these are soo cute!!!

  8. BrendaHill says:

    Where can I get hands and feet for the flower pot kids?

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