Inside: This collection of preschool gardening ideas is not just about planting, but is also filled with activities related to gardening. Seed exploration, bug houses, bugs made from stones, and more! Perfect for your gardening theme.
The weather is warming up. It’s time to plant! But, you know your little ones would LOVE to help. (Yes, they would!) So now you are wondering about gardening ideas for kids.
Children learn from growing things.
Children can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow. (Source.)
Ready to garden with your children?
12 of the Best Preschool Gardening Ideas
This collection not only contains ideas for growing plants, but also art ideas, sensory ideas, and outdoor garden art!
Teach your children how to plant seeds and take care of them with some simple tips.
Create a sunflower gardening project by starting your seeds in plastic cups.
For an miniature indoor garden, make a terrarium.
An egg carton makes a nice greenhouse. (Hazel and Company)
Watch seeds grow in a jar. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Grow plants from food scraps. (Modern Parents Messy Kids)
Use a coffee can to make a bug house. (Research Parent)
Dissect a flower and study its parts. (Sugar, Spice and Glitter)
Explore real or artificial flowers with a garden sensory bin. (Mess for Less)
Examine different seeds with a magnifying glass and compare. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Use different colors of construction paper to make a flower garden. (Cutting Tiny Bites)
Draw bugs on stones and use in the garden. (Daisies and Pie)
Dress up a terra cotta pot with thumbprint butterflies. (Upstate Ramblings)
Make a bird feeder out of a juice carton. (Red Ted Art)
Recycle empty water bottles to make colorful wind spirals. (Happy Hooligans)
Play this alphabet activity during your garden theme. (Buggy and Buddy)
Here’s a collection of our favorite gardening books (with a free printable list):
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