Gardening for Kids – 12 Unique Nature Crafts to Try This Summer

Mini gardens for kids

Gardening for kids with some added creativity!

Whether it be to grow fresh food for our homes or to give our yards a facelift, gardening is a popular pastime many of us enjoy. Did you know having your children join in on the cultivating holds benefits farther than just them lending a hand? Gardening with kids holds several benefits including:

  • Engaging the senses
  • Encouraging healthy eating
  • Enhancing fine motor development
  • Introducing scientific concepts
  • Fostering family bonding
  • Teaching responsibility
  • Teaching planning and organization
  • Teaching patience
  • Developing math skills
  • Creating environmental stewards

Creativity for Kids believes in the benefits of gardening for kids so much that we created a collection of crafts for kids that allow them to grow gardens of their own with fun creative twists.

Child with a Build and Grow Tree House

Build & Grow Tree House

Tree houses don't need to only exist in your back yard. Bring the nature fun inside with the Build & Grow Tree House. Your child can build, paint,  decorate their own tree house and plant and grow chia seeds to add complete the tree. Each kit also includes miniature animal figures and assorted stickers to add extra fun and creativity to the tree house. 

Grow N' Glow Terrarium

Grow N’ Glow Terrarium

Even when the sun goes down a garden can still glow with the Grow N’ Glow Terrarium. Children can transform the mason-style jar into their own mini ecosystem with plants and terrarium accessories. This kit comes with everything for children to create their own habitat and develop life skills while having fun adding nature and glow-in-the-dark constellation stickers and cute critters.

Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden

Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden

Fairies are not just meant for fictional tales. Children create their own magic with the Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden. Each garden kit includes an enchanted flower house, tiny gemstone treasures, toadstools, flowers, butterflies, paint, soil, and seeds that grow like magic.

Pizza garden plants: tomato, basil, and pepper

Pizza Garden

Does your child know where the ingredients of their favorite pizza come from? With Pizza Garden, children can grow their own tomatoes, basil, and pepper that rival your local pizza place in their own mini greenhouse. Not only will they learn what it takes to grow a garden, but this kit makes the process fun and creative with a book to illustrate their garden’s progress along with stickers and markers.

Sunflower pot

Sunflower Garden

Bright and beautiful, sunflowers are the perfect plant to brighten someone’s day. The Sunflower Garden craft kit includes a plastic flowerpot and markers for children to decorate before planting and growing their very own sunflower. Everything needed to grow is included along with a mini book with stickers to write and illustrate a personalized sunflower story.

Magic Bean Garden

Magic Bean Garden

This garden kit may not grow a beanstalk like the fairytales, but the magic message sword beans make the Magic Bean Garden a fun choice for young gardeners. The magical “sword beans” sprout within a week to reveal magic messages engraved on the pods! Children can use the included bright acrylic paint and colored garden stones to create a magical garden of color and creativity.

Grow N' Glow Dinosaur Habitat

Grow N’ Glow Dinosaur Habitat

The perfect STEAM activity for young paleontologists, the Grow N’ Glow Dinosaur Habitat gives children the experience of growing their own garden while creating a prehistoric scene of dinosaurs, fossils, and a light up volcano. Fun dinosaur facts are included for children to learn along the way.

Sparkle N' Grow Butterfly Terrarium

Sparkle N’ Grow Butterfly Terrarium

Similar to the Grow N’ Glow Terrarium, the Sparkle N’ Grow Butterfly Terrarium allows children to create their own mini ecosystem with this set including beautiful butterflies. Children can decorate their very own garden with butterfly wings, sparkling stickers, feather butterflies, flowers, and more.

Mini Garden DinosaurGirl with mini garden mermaidLittle girl with Mini Garden Unicorn

Mini Garden – Unicorn, Mermaid, and Dinosaur

A unique mini ecosystem they can hold in their hands is the perfect garden for children. Decorate and plant the provided chia seeds to create a mini egg-shaped environment for your unicorn, mermaid, or dinosaur. Each kit comes with aspects that make them unique including themed stickers, dimensional accents, decorative sand, and fun mini figures.

Tropical Terrarium craft kit

Tropical Terrarium

Make your own tropical garden terrarium for kids with Creativity for Kids Tropical Terrarium! Kids will love planting, decorating and growing their own tropical paradise Comes with a plastic terrarium, polka-dot plant seeds, potting mix, a fabulous flamingo, stickers, succulent and a golden pineapple for decoration. 

You can learn more about the seeds used in our craft kits by reading “Craft and Grow Children’s Gardens with Safely Sourced Seeds.” Enjoy more Creativity for Kids on our site!


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