Gardening Activities for Kids

Since my boys were young they have loved getting dirty with me in the garden. It’s really the perfect little mom and son activity if you ask me, I get my chores done and the boys get to dig, chase bugs and are free to get messy! It’s a win-win! From planting seeds for our new vegetable garden to carefully tucking new flowers into their beds, kids love to help out and it’s such a great learning experience for them too! Who’s exciting to get digging with their little ones this spring? Here’s a few activities to get the kids excited too and guide them on their way to being expert green thumbs, even though this mom has not even the slightest hint of the hue on hers. It’s the trying that counts right?

Gardening Activities for Kids - Mom vs the Boys

Gardening Activities for Kids


Introducing Little Ones to Gardening from Little House Living

How to Make a Seed Bomb from One Hundred Dollars a Month

Grow a Taco or Pizza Garden with Kids from Share It Science News

Plant Science Activity with Kids from What We Do All Day

Begin Gardening With Kids from The Educators Spin On It

Making a Garden Journal from A Mom With a Lesson Plan

DIY Garden Markers from Meaningful Mama

Wooden Spoon Garden Craft from Kids Activities Blog

Beaded Garden Ornaments and The Artful Year Book Review from Buggy and Buddy

Grass Heads from Mom vs the Boys

Hairy - Gardening Craft


Planting a Garden With Children from Something 2 Offer

Gardening with Your Children from Home Grown and Healthy

Growing Seeds in a Plastic Bag from We Know Stuff

How to Build a Sunflower House from Let’s Lasso the Moon

Gardening with Kids: Easy 3-Step Indoor Herb Garden from The Soccer Mom Blog

Planting an Organic Garden with Kids from Mama Smiles

A Beginners Guide to Gardening with Kids from Dirt & Boogers

Kid Made Garden Signs from The Educators’ Spin On It

Free book about gardening for kids from The Measured Mom

Radish Top Egg Heads from Mama Papa Bubba

Easy Kids Fort for the Backyard from Nature Store

Clay Pot Resist Art Garden Sculpture from Nature Store

gardening with kids


  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I adore the photo of the child licking the trowel, marvellous 🙂

  2. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing i can’t wait to get outside in the garden !

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    kids love gardening and getting dirty, this is a great post!!

  4. Debbie S. says:

    I love gardening and I am really looking forward to gardening with my granddaughter this year! I am off to now to look at some of these ideas. Thanks for this post!

  5. Leslie C says:

    I loved gardening when I was kid although I spent more time sitting & eating peas!

  6. caryn s says:

    My kids love to help me garden too. I love these ideas and will be using many this spring!

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    These are adorable! My little niece loves to garden and would love to do these this summer!

  8. kathy downey says:

    We used a few of those links over the summer,they were helpful!

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