Dig a Little Deeper
- What: Gardening projects for kids
- When: Toddler to teens
- Why: Get dirty, have fun
- Where: At home
Kids love to play in the dirt, so springtime works great for getting them involved in the garden. If you plant seeds or start plants in the spring, why not let your child pitch in to help?
Planting seeds: Even the youngest kid can help push seeds into the dirt. Kids of almost any age also love to shovel, so they can cover the seeds as well. If you don’t have any outdoor space, consider some indoor ideas, like pet grass, house plants, or flowers that never need to be transferred from a pot.
Fairy Garden: If you want to get fancier, look no further than a fairy garden. You can create your own out of found materials, like rocks and moss. Paint a few rocks and turn an empty pot upside down to make a home. Or buy a set, complete with a house, tiny tools, and figurines, like this one from My Fairy Garden.
Kids Gardening Set: If you want a pint-sized set of tools to get your tot inspired, this set works great for little hands. It includes three tools for moving dirt around, as well as a watering can and even a tiny pair of gloves. We’ve had this set for years and it still looks great, despite many gardening sessions.
Gardening with Kids: If you want more suggestions on ideas for kids in your garden, check out these plant specific ideas, including easy care plants for beginners and more info on starting seeds.