Easy & Fun Gardening Activities for Kids to do at Home

Gardening Activities for Kids

Hello friends, hope you all are doing well. Today, I am going to share some very easy gardening activities for kids. Since we are still not going outside and spending all of our time at home, I am always looking for engaging & fun activities for my son. Apart from playing, dancing, singing, and doing DIY and art & craft, we have also included gardening as an important activity in our daily routine.

The best part about gardening is that this is the only activity that can give children a feeling of being outside. They can be close to nature when attending to plants in the garden. The gardening activities have proved quite beneficial for my son.

Do you know garden activities can help reduce stress in children and improve their concentration?

We all know how the pandemic has made our life tough and we are constantly battling with our overwhelming emotions. But do we even realize that this situation is equally stressful for our children too? They can’t really understand what the pandemic is and why they are still not allowed to go outside or meet their friends. But I am sure parents can feel the stress build up in their kids.

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Nemit loves being close to nature & he enjoys spending time with plants. During the lockdown, I started involving him in gardening activities and I saw an instant boost in his mood. I have even noticed an improvement in his concentration. He’s learning to be patient and calm while spending time with plants.

Do you know garden activities can help reduce stress in children and improve their concentration? Here are some very easy gardening activities for kids.

So, parents if you have not yet started involving your kids in gardening activities, I would suggest that you do so now. Let your child spend time with plants. There’s no right age for a child to participate in garden activities, start as early as possible. You can simply start by showing them how to water plants and pull out the weeds. And gradually move on to complex activities like planting seeds, making organic fertilizer, preparing the soil for transplanting, etc.

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Gardening activities are also an excellent way to learn about plants and healthy eating. You can talk about types of plants, parts of a plant, edible parts of a plant, seasonal vegetables, and fruits, pollination, seed germination, and many more. Since this will be practical learning, they will remember it forever. Alright now, let’s start with the gardening activities for kids.

Easy & Fun Gardening Activities for Kids

1-  Planting seeds in a DIY plastic bottle planter

First, you need to prepare a planter for this activity. We have made a DIY planter using a waste plastic bottle for this gardening activity. Please involve your child while making the DIY planter and talk to him about the concept of recycling and upcycling objects. We have simply cut a rectangle on one side of the bottle. You may also cut it in half and use it. Here, Nemit’s Nani has made a planter using an old light bulb, isn’t it looking beautiful?

Do you know garden activities can help reduce stress in children and improve their concentration?

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We have tried planting coriander seeds, you may use any seeds that are available at home and plant cuttings. If you use coriander seeds then you have to first prepare them before planting. Take seeds and crush them gently so that the husk opens up. Now, soak these seeds in water for 1 day. The next day you can plant them.

Here’s a quick video of Nemit showing how to plant seeds in a DIY plastic bottle planter. Check it out!

 2 – Gardening Activities for Kids, Planting Tomatoes

Now, this is a really fun activity for kids which you should definitely try. This was actually a task given by Nemit’s teacher during the online class where children were supposed to plant tomato seeds on their own. Again this is an easy activity which kids will definitely enjoy.

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You just need 1 tomato cut into thin slices for this activity. Check out this video where Nemit is showing how to plant tomatoes.

3 – Plant a Flag and Grow a Seed

Now, this one is quite an interesting way to grow a plant. Last year, on Independence day, my husband received an unusual gift from his office. It was a Seed Flag Kit and we found it just amazing. That was actually a paper flag with a seed inside it. Nemit wore that flag on his white t-shirt to school for the Independence day celebration. And, in the evening we planted that in a pot that came along with the kit.

Guys, Independence Day is around the corner, why not try this kit instead of buying plastic flags this time. Check out the video below –

I hope you liked these easy gardening activities for kids. And, if you don’t have a garden but want to create a cute little green corner in your house then you can check out the below video. We have converted our small boring balcony into a beautiful and interesting balcony garden in just 5 simple steps.

Do tell me in the comments below how you liked these gardening activities for kids. And if you are already involving your child in the garden what all activities are you doing together.


 

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14 Comments

  1. Alpana August 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Loved al of them. I personally like the hanging planters. they give a good touch to your balcony. And we can teach our kids about recycle and reuse also.

  2. Swati Mathur August 5, 2020 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Lovely DIY ideas. Idea of planting a flag is such an innovative thought. I have used bottle planter but now will do it with my kids as few bottles are lying ideal. They would love it.

  3. Anahita Irani August 6, 2020 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    The seed flag kit was such a creative idea. Really liked your video too. We need to get children engaged and contributing to nature activities

  4. Ruchi Verma August 7, 2020 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    I would love to try these activities with my kids…it’s great way to make them learn and give back good to enviornmnet!! Liked your video too!!

  5. Mayura Amarkant August 7, 2020 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is such a fun post. Would love to try these with my little one and spend loads of quality time with her while doing so. The DIY bottle planter is a fab idea!

  6. Surbhi prapanna August 8, 2020 at 2:52 am - Reply

    I loved these activities Neha and in fact few of them we had done already. We had made a recycled planter with old ice cream can and girls had loads of fun while doing that.

  7. Mayuri Nidigallu August 8, 2020 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I hope more Mom’s read your post. Gardening is so soothing, and getting children to do really helps with their patience and concentration. I love the DIY planters, the bulb’s look so adorable.

  8. Truly Yours Roma August 8, 2020 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    I am really impresse Neha, You are a great mom dear, teaching Nemit exactly the things he must learn as a tiny bud to grow up into a gentleman.

  9. Rajshree Sawant August 8, 2020 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    These are some wonderful and unique ideas. I am surely going to be trying some of them with my nephew. I am sure he would love to plant and make the DIY plastic bottle planter with me.

  10. Surbhi August 9, 2020 at 12:02 am - Reply

    The first thing I ask my kids to do in the morning to see the plants, say hello and check on them. That’s our ritual. I am teaching gardening to my daughter. I just started with the basics of seeding, sprouting, watering correctly. Gardening for me is a basic life skill. Kids should know how to grow greens and food. Lovely post, Neha.

  11. Snigdha August 9, 2020 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Gardening activity is definitely a great thought. I also like the idea of plant a glad ,grow a seed . Very nice ideas.

  12. Judy Morris August 9, 2020 at 1:08 am - Reply

    My son loves gardening too. Indeed it is a great way of getting kids connect with nature. He planted a seeds of akha urad dal and nurtured it. Luckily the plant did produce crops as well. I will try planting in bulb.

  13. MeenalSonal Mathur August 9, 2020 at 7:49 am - Reply

    These are some very good activities that can be performed by kids. This way they will develop responsibility towards environment too.

  14. Haajra Fareen August 10, 2020 at 3:00 am - Reply

    Wow! I’m a huge fan of gardening and my kids love it too. I loved the bulb idea. It’s so adorable. I have seen it on Pinterest earlier but never tried. May be we will try it this weekend and share photos. Thank you for sharing.

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