How to create a children’s gardening kit

16th April 2019

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With the spring weather just around the corner, many of us are thinking about getting the garden ready. It’s time to make the gardening a family affair with the children getting involved with all the gardening tasks. The best way to encourage them into the garden rather than just for playtime is by creating a children’s gardening kit.

When buying gardening supplies for kids, you want to make sure that you are buying quality tools, so they do the tools do a good job, but of course, you don’t want to spend a lot of money. You can get Gardening tools from Home Bargains that are both quality and budget friendly.

What to include in a Children’s Gardening Kit

When you are creating a children’s gardening kit, you want to include many of the same things that you would include in your own gardening kit. These tools and supplies will make the job easier and more fun while instilling a love of gardening in your kids.

Gardening Gloves: Gardening gloves are good for many reasons. The gloves protect little hands from blisters, splinters, thorns and other things that could hurt their hands. It also helps protect your child’s hand when working with dirt, compost or fertilizer. Gardening gloves also make weeding easier because it helps little hands, and big hands for that matter, get a grip on the weeds in order to pull them out by the roots.

Kneeling Pads: Kneeling pads help kids sit on their knees to do the gardening work, without getting the knees muddy or causing pain in their legs. It makes gardening more enjoyable because it simply hurts less.

Trowel and Fork: These are the types of tools that you would use in the garden. They are perfect for weeding, removing dirt, digging holes and everything else that needs to be done in the garden. Kids will love having tools like mom and dad and being able to do the same things as they are doing.

Lollipop Sticks or Popsicle Sticks:  These serve a lot of purposes in the garden. It can be used to label what the plant is that is growing in a certain spot. It can be used to make holes in the ground for seeds.

Seeds: What good is gardening without seeds. Kids love to watch things to grow. It doesn’t matter if the plants are flowers or food, kids just want to take care of the plants. The benefits of growing your own vegetables are many, but one benefit many people don’t consider: when kids help to grow vegetables they are more likely to eat said vegetables.

No matter what you include in your gardening kit for kids, you want the process to be fun. When it is fun, the kids want to do it. If you want the kids to the garden next to you, keep it fun and the kids will love gardening as much as you.

  • Micaela Levachyov 16th April 2019 at 4:53 PM

    I think encouraging kids to understand more about where their food comes from is really important for future health! I love the idea of creating a kit to get them into gardening early and help them learn to respect nature.

  • Sarah Bailey 16th April 2019 at 8:23 PM

    This is such a lovely idea, there is nothing quite like gardening! I used to love planting sunflowers as a child and seeing if it grew taller than me.

  • Treasure Every Moment 17th April 2019 at 9:12 AM

    Aww this is such a cute idea! I would absolutely love to put this together for my daughters this summer 🙂

  • Kirsty 17th April 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Lovely idea to reuse lollipop sticks for labelling plants. I can’t wait to have a garden so I can teach my daughter about plants and growing veggies as she gets older

  • Kara 17th April 2019 at 4:31 PM

    What a cute idea to help kids interested in the garden

  • Eva Katona 18th April 2019 at 8:47 PM

    This is such a good idea at this time of the year – you can get them involved in all the garden tasks. It’s good for them!

  • Super Busy Mum 20th April 2019 at 7:53 AM

    This has been a goal of mine FOR YEARS! And I always say “Oh, we will do it next summer!” but it is something I would love my children to LOVE doing. I might have to pull my finger out this year!

  • Chelle Dizon 20th April 2019 at 12:36 PM

    I admire my mom because she has what they call it “green thumb”. My son was also interested in planting seeds in our backyard when he learned it at school. These are great ideas!

  • Jess Howliston 20th April 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Great tips, my kids love being in the garden and creating them their own little veg patch has been on my to do list for some time. I think it can be a great learning opportunity as well as being fun!

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