Soon we’ll all be buying this years latest toys our kids MUST HAVE.
With 3 kids, space if tight. We usually end up throwing out or reselling last years haul of gifts that have sat untouched on shelves all year just to make room for this years gifts.
- How does that make sense??
- Why do we encourage this is our kids?
Giant amounts of clutter and waste for a quick fix of excitement and then hundreds of tiny bits that get lost in the first 5 minutes. They never get played with again.
Well this mamma has had enough of this silliness.
Why Not Try Gardening Kits For Kids?
This year, I’m buying useful gifts for my kids. Ones that carry a life lesson, new experience or useful skill attached such as;
- New tools for our plot
- A canoeing lesson on the local river
- A new bike so we can explore our area.
But kids still want to have the fun of ripping open gifts on christmas morning, so what do we do?
Firstly, download my Gardening Activities Ebook for some fun garden activities to encourage kids to get outdoors.
Our Favourite Gardening kits for kids
Fairy Garden Gardening Kit
Gardening with kids is a wonderful way to promote their imagination and physical activity. What better way to start gardening with your kids that starting a fairy garden?
We had so much fun with this kit.
We made small wooden doors and painted them up.
We made our fairy garden kit up and placed it at the base of our beech tree and put fairy doors dotted around the trees.
The kids spend a long time either knocking doors to speak to the fairies or pretending to be one.
The only downside to this set would be the plate could have been larger but it was a great imagination starter.
In the end the grass seed was a bit patchy so we replaced it with a small piece of astro turn we had left from another project.
- Indoor Herb Garden Seed Starter Kit
A wonderful kit to get kids growing herbs on the windowsill.
This set comes with everything you need to get started. Grow amazing herbs that you can then plant out into your garden in spring.
We grew loads of herbs, sweet peas and sunflowers in this herb set.
Root Vue Farm- Fantastic Gardening Kit
Comes with an acrylic growing box, 3 packets of seeds, plant labels, water wicks for self-watering system and a 16 page booklet with complete instructions on how to grow your seeds.
The thing I love about this is that its reuseable. You can easily get more seeds and try new things.
Once your past looking at the roots you can also use the tubes as a cutting station. Fill them with water and pop stems in to root.
Funky Veg Kit
Brighten up mealtimes with this exciting selection of 5 distinctive and unusual vegetables. A really novel gift.
We grew some amazing purple carrots with this kit. Once we got the hang of those vegetables, we went on to try other unusual vegetables which you can check out here.
If your also interested in starting your first family vegetable garden you can check out this post with all our helpful growing advice in one place.
Botany Experimental Greenhouse
Learn About Plants and Seeds with this specially designed set. This set has 30 different experiments to try with your kids and is recommended age 5-7 years
We haven’t completed all of these experiments yet but my older kids loved it.
It really teaches them about plants and their relationship with each other.
Grow ‘N’ Glow Terrarium Gardening Kit
A terrarium is a miniature garden in a simulated natural environment.
The Grow N’ Glow Terrarium is a complete kit for helping kids to create their very own miniature eco-system.
You get to layer it up, plant it up and then even decorate It’s so easy!
You just assemble, decorate, water and watch it grow! It’s a fun way to teach kids about botany, eco-systems and the life cycle of plants.
Kids love to see how things work and especially how the magic of seeds, soil, sun and water will blossom into green plants!
If your not sure whether your kids will love this or not why not try making a smaller terrarium like this from ‘I Planned That’
Grow-A-Maze is an usual gardening kit for kids
This plant maze is a great toy for anyone interested in experimenting with nature, both young and old. Just plant a bean and watch it sprout and wind its way through the maze.
Grow-A-Maze also comes with a transparent cover, a water pot, and a mini-magnifying glass so you can watch both above and below the soil and see for yourself just how plants work.
This is a fun growing project however it does only suit certain plants like beans or sweetpeas. You couldn’t grow carrots in here for example.
Our kids love it because the seeds like beans grow super fast so young kids can see progress regularly.
Windowsill Gardening Kit
This windowsill gardening set is fantastic mess free fun, shaped like a funky caterpillar, it’s bright and beautiful.
It comes with pots and those neat little coir discs to grow in so there’s no need for messy soil. The kit comes with a set of seeds and a top to keep moisture and heat in. You could easily add a wide range of seeds to try in here.
This indoor set allows you to start seeds indoors over wintering them on a windowsill before planting out in spring. It’s great fun for kids and looks great sitting on the windowsill.
It’s a useful set for growing herbs can watch nature at work by growing a beautiful flower garden and fresh herbs in just days with the world’s most earth-happy gardening set. I’ve even used these smaller pots to regrow some kitchen scraps like this here.
Kids Gardening Kit Starter Set
Every child loves kid sized versions of parents stuff. Trying to encourage them to dig with adult tools can put them off helping at all.
It’s a much better idea to get a kids gardening set like this.
It Includes sturdy tote bag, A watering can, gloves, shovels, rake, and a delightful children’s book.
- This cute little set is available in various colours.
- The gloves are thick and last a long time. They wash really well too although they do get a bit crispy as they dry but a good shake usually does the trick.
- The watering can is really useful both inside and out. My little AJ uses his to water our indoor plants, the pots outdoors and his muddy wellies when we come home.
This is a fab useful gift for little ones that will fire their imaginations and help them love gardening.
So that’s some of our favourites, you can also our other products we love in our shop, items such as;
So, there’s our top gardening kits for kids. We use and love them and we hope you do to.
Tell us what challenges you have with gardening with your kids.
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