Are you looking forward to Spring as much as I am? With greener grass & warmer days almost upon us, it’s a great time to start dreaming about all things Spring and gardening! So be sure to visit often as we will be talking about gardening both indoors and out, Spring and seasonal decorating and more! Today I have five ideas to share, along with related resource inspiration, as it will soon be time to go outside and garden with kids of all ages. These are the 5 things I like to do with my own kids to be ready for warm weather garden play!
Start Seeds Indoors
While you wait on those warmer days, now is a great time to plant seeds of all kinds inside that can be transplanted outside when it warms up enough. Kids love watching seeds sprout indoors because it’s just so easy to watch new growth happen before their eyes. They can press their little faces right up to the plants and easily take care of them on their own indoors. Win-win!
- Hinterland Trading Rainbow Tutti Frutti Lupine 25+ Flower Seeds
- Ferry Morse Seed Co 5272 Jiffy Professional GreenhouseToysmith Garden Root Viewer
Read About It
Check out one of many great books out there on gardening with kids. Read together with your child! Have fun learning & be inspired to get started when it’s time to go outside and garden!
- Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children
- Winnie the Pooh Pooh’s Secret Garden
- The Secret Garden (Classic Starts)
- Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
Journal your outdoor garden plans and activities
There are also many great books on nature and garden journaling. Check some out to document progress and record memories!
- My Garden: A Five-Year Journal
The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
- My Nature Journal: A Personal Nature Guide for Young People
Plan to attract birds to your garden
Why not learn about birds who will soon be surrounding your garden? Most kids love birds and would be happy to plant accordingly to attract birds and hummingbirds in your garden!
- Birdscapes Clear Window Feeder 348
- Toysmith Build and Paint a Birdhouse #2957
- National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America: The Best Birding Book for Kids from National Geographic’s Bird Experts
- Beginning Birdwatcher’s Book: With 48 Stickers (Dover Children’s Activity Books)
Get them their own tools and dig in!
Kids always feel more invested and excited about a project when supplied with tools of their own size, for their own use. Let them try something on for size and watch them jump to put it in to use!
- Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Tootle Turtle Tote Set
- Melissa & Doug Mollie & Bollie Good Gripping Gloves
- Garden Cart & Gardening Tools for Kids with Rake, Shovel, and Bucket Set
We started some of our garden seeds indoors and we are itching to get outside and dig in the dirt. Thank you for this great list of ideas! And thank you for sharing your post at the All Things Spring Link Up this month.
Thanks so much Linda, happy Spring! Hope you enjoy digging in the dirt to your heart’s content soon ; )
We’ve started doing some of these very things, and my tot is loving it! Now I’m inspired to go learn about the kinds of birds that are in our area and how to attract more of them. Thanks!
Love it! Happy Spring to you! Thanks so much for visiting Tiffiny!
We haven’t had time to start our seeds indoors yet (we’ve spent too much time shoveling snow lately!), but we can’t wait. My kids favorite gardening chore is watering, especially when it’s hot out! It always turns into a huge water fight with lots of laughs!
Great article. I ‘d recommend this to the Earth Savers’ Club moderators in our school. This would surely help them improve on their gardening activities. I’m not green thumb, but I’m inspired to try this one at home.
I’ve found their own tools is an absolute must. It just seems to make it more fun for them. 🙂
(visiting from the Tuesday’s with a Twist link-up)
Thank you for the great post! So many useful links and tips! We just moved to our new house and we are planning to start the garden next spring. The kids are already excited and curious about it. Greets!
We haven’t had sufficient energy to begin our seeds inside yet we’ve invested excessively time scooping snow recently, however, we can hardly wait. My children most loved cultivating task is watering, particularly when it’s hot out! It generally transforms into an enormous water battle with heaps of giggles!