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Kids In The Garden: Great Gardening Gifts, Tools & Toys for Kids

Updated on February 26, 2018
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Chazz is an Interior Decorator/Consultant/Retailer, amateur photographer, cook, gardener, handyman, currently restoring an 1880 Victorian.

Detail of cover art from "Grow a Garden," a Gardening Book for Chlldren. The book is Available at
Detail of cover art from "Grow a Garden," a Gardening Book for Chlldren. The book is Available at | Source

Kids in The Garden

When you are shopping for little gardeners you want the very best safe and educational gifts you can buy.

Great Garden Gifts For Kids is a place to find the gifts that will inspire your child or grandchild, niece, or nephew, to enjoy playing in the garden and developing memories that will last a lifetime as well as skills to learn how to grow plants (flowers or vegetables) and the joy that watching things grow can bring.

Don't have a yard? Don't worry! We also cover indoor gardening and clever ways to share the wonders of growing plants inside. Apartment dwellers do not have to forego the pleasures of gardening!

You may not need to grow plants for food but what would it be like to have no idea where your food comes from or how a flower grows?

You can give the children in your life the tools and the motivation and inspiration to play in the garden and learn about nature, science, farming, math, physics, and so much more while having fun and being physically active and getting enjoyable exercise. Not to mention nurturing their imagination and learning how to find a place where all the cares in the world will melt away...a skill all of us need to take into our adult years so we can easily call back to mind a restful place and take a break from the day to day busy-ness.

So this page is dedicated to finding the best gifts and kid-sized tools for children to thrive in the garden...

Essential Tools For Kids in the Garden

Melissa & Doug Rate Tops for Quality & Price

Great Kids In The Garden Gifts for your children who love to spend time outdoors and learning about little farmer chores. The best part is that this delightful playtime is more than likely going to produce some tasty and tangible results so you can enjoy the look of excitement when your child brings in that first tomato they grew all by themselves...or that first carrot they pulled out of the ground just in time to see them when they are still babies.

A selection of kid-friendly, parent-approved gardening gifts from
A selection of kid-friendly, parent-approved gardening gifts from | Source

Shown above: Top Left to right: Tootle Turtle Kids’ Gardening Tote Set, Happy Giddy Bug House, Mombo Snake Kids’ Magnifying Glass, Verdie Chameleon Watering Can.Lower Left to right: Kids Ladybugs Gardening Gloves, Happy Giddy Trowel, Flex Octopus Child’s Hat, Happy Giddy Rake, and Bella Butterfly Kid’s Gardening Gloves. All available at Melissa & Doug.

A Note About Out-of-Season Gardening Gifts for Kids

If you are buying a garden gift such as one of the above for a younger child during a winter holiday or other time when they might have to wait a considerable amount of time to use it, consider pairing it with one of the books below which can be enjoyed regardless of the season or weather.

Four of our Favorites. Left to right: From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet by Laurence Anholt, Sunflower Houses: Inspiration From the Garden--A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups by Sharon Lovejoy, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. All available at

Highest Rated Garden Tools For Kids: Wagons - Find the Best Highest Rated Wagons of All

A wagon is one of the most important tools you will need while gardening because it will help you to move your tools, soil, seeds, and the harvest from the house to the tool shed to the garden and home again. One of the most enjoyable stories you can tell is about the wagon when you were growing up and an older child in your life would pull you in the wagon now and then...

These stories all started with a beloved little wagon and the imagination of one child...

A wagon also has its own special kind of memory making qualities... years go by and grown ups look back to a time when they were small and something like a little red wagon is right up on the top of the fondest memories list (right with the first love and first automobile).

How to Choose Wagons for Young Gardeners - Find more of the highest rated wagons you can buy

Wagons come in different shapes and sizes. Some even have wood railings to help keep the harvest from falling overboard. Take a closer look at each of the wagons on this page to decide which one is the best choice for your child.

Radio Flyer 36" All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon
Radio Flyer 36" All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon
This wagon features a smooth, seamless steel body and sides crafted of natural wood, no-pinch ball joint, handle that folds under the wagon for easy storage, 10" rubber tires that can be filled with air make for a smoother and quiter ride. Weight capacity 200-Pounds. This wagon won the National Parenting Publications Award and Early Childhood News Director's Choice Award.

How to Choose

• Check for any age suggestions (including any weight restrictions or possible small parts warnings)

• Check for Ratings and Reviews by other customers... you might spend a little more time but it will be worth it to hear what real customers are saying about the wagon's quality and more importantly the seller's professionalism. An issue isn't such a problem when the seller is cooperative and will make things right!

On that note: Be sure to rate and review items you buy so other buyers will have the information they need to shop with confidence or beware of any particular item for sale.

This is especially important when buying gifts for children!

Radio Flyer and American Plastic are reputable companies that have raving fans! You can shop with confidence with these manufactures.

Most Important Thing: Start learning about gardening as early as possible... even babies will enjoy a few minutes out in the garden watching the butterflies play among the blossoming flowers
Most Important Thing: Start learning about gardening as early as possible... even babies will enjoy a few minutes out in the garden watching the butterflies play among the blossoming flowers

Encourage Kids' Natural Curiosity: These are Great for Bug & Birdwatching!

Fisher-Price Kid Tough Explorers Binoculars
Fisher-Price Kid Tough Explorers Binoculars
Sturdy, Fun Binoculars for Close-Up Views of Flora, Fauna & Creepy Crawlies

Remember This Tip:

It is often hard for very young children to receive a gift that can't be used or played with immediately, so when shopping for gardening gifts for the younger folk on your list, pair a "have to wait for spring" item such as a watering can with one they can use now like a book about gardening.

Top Kids Gardening With Kids Videos and Video Reviews

Most Popular Garden Gifts for Kids
Most Popular Garden Gifts for Kids
A happy gardener toting her kid-sized Garden Kit and watering can.
A happy gardener toting her kid-sized Garden Kit and watering can. | Source

Garden Tool Kits: More Great Buys on The Most Popular Gardening Gifts For Kids

Find More Great Gardening Gifts for Kids

These kits come complete with a set of gardening tools for you child. They come in styles and colors that will appeal to girls and boys, young children as well as the more mature child.

Get the right tools into their hands and a bit of guidance about how to use them and you will be nurturing a skill and natural curiosity that will last a lifetime.

Gardening is both a science and an art that also involves math and learning about seasons, time, temperature, botany, insects, birds, lifecycles, and countless more.

Kids who garden are getting first-hand experience in these subjects. Not only the joy of learning while having fun and the joy of growing a tomato or a sunflower... but the joy of being outdoors in the fresh air and having a place where you will feel 'happy' as well as memories and a hobby to draw on later in life draw on those moments when life gets to be too much hustle and bustle.

Educational Insights Sprout & Grow Window Plant Growing Kit, Science Kit for Homeschool & Classrooms, Ages 5+
Educational Insights Sprout & Grow Window Plant Growing Kit, Science Kit for Homeschool & Classrooms, Ages 5+
Includes bean and pea seeds, soil, plastic container and activity guide for ages 5+

Plant, Watch and Learn Gardening Kits for Kids

These kits provide a view of what goes on beneath the surface.

Kids can watch the roots grow from seed to maturity and then enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of their labor.

Many of these types of kits will easily fit on a sunny windowsill in the kitchen or a child's bedroom or playroom.

HSP Nature Toys Root-Vue Farm Multicolor, 16 Inch
HSP Nature Toys Root-Vue Farm Multicolor, 16 Inch
Durable unit with acrylic viewing window, built-in water basin and drainage reservoir, light shield that keeps plants growing but can be removed for viewing roots, 8 super-expanding grow mix wafers, 3 packets of seeds, identification labels and 16 page booklet with complete instructions and experiments. 9 1/4"H x 16"W x 5 3/4"D. Ages 4+

More Top Rated Videos About Gardening With Kids

Top Featured INDOOR Gardening for Kids -- Please Read Carefully

When you have limited yard space your child can still be a gardener with this mini greenhouse. You can put this by a window or on a porch or balcony and your child can grow a container garden. Depending on the age or your child this type of gardening will require more supervision to ensure small children do not pull heavy pots down from tops shelves or climb on the shelves. Due to these and other reasonable considerations please take great care in evaluating your child's skills and maturity before giving them this kind of project.

A shelf unit like this one could be a hazard to some children so please use caution -- read all of the following descriptions, and evaluate your child's ability and understanding before using.

Please note: Watching plants grow is a wonderful experience but please use common sense in determining if using an indoor greenhouse is appropriate for your child. They can be toppled if run into and may also cause injury If climbed on or if pots fall or are pulled down on top of a child. Based on my experience, children under 5 may not be able to understand it would be unsafe to climb the shelves or might accidentally pull heavy soil-filled pots down on top of their heads... each child is different so PLEASE USE CAUTION and supervision to ensure this isn't a dangerous project for your child or pets.

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