7+ Fun Garden Activities for Kids

Fun garden activities for kids and families to do together, including free printables, sensory play, and more.

One of our favorite family projects is our backyard garden. My boys have helped us with planting, watering, and harvesting the garden from the time they could toddle. And now that they are getting bigger, they are excited to help us plan the garden too!

Letting your kids cultivate their own garden is one of the great experiences of childhood. Kids learn so much from gardening - from planning skills to patience as they wait for their plants to grow. And of course, they learn where food comes from and hopefully are willing to try the vegetables that they have helped to grow!

If your family is new to gardening, or just looking for fun garden activities for kids to try, you'll find lots of ideas here. From free printables to sensory play to garden recipes, I have everything you need for a fun family garden experience.

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Garden Activities for Kids

These free printables, activities, and fun ideas will help your kids get excited about the garden!

Free Gardening Printables

Plan your garden with this fun printable garden planner activity for kids.

Use these printable alphabet garden markers to label your plants.

Make these fun glow in the dark garden markers.

Explore the bugs that live in the garden with this bug activity pack.

Use this fun Green Eggs and Ham inspired activity for a garden vegetable taste test.

Garden Activities

Find an easy way to plant a garden with kids here.

Can't wait for your plants? Keep the kids entertained with a garden discovery bottle.

Read one of my 15 favorite gardening books for kids.

Try something totally different with a Zen garden for kids.

This bug sensory bin will help little ones get used to the insects they find in the garden.

For the Family

Do you have dogs like us? Check out my easy dog proof garden fence to keep them out of your plants.

When you're working in the garden, be sure to use my homemade bug lotion to keep pesky insects away.

This easy pasta bake is the perfect dinner for your garden veggies!

Make a yummy apple squash bread with your garden bounty too.

Favorite Garden Tools

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