Kids’ Garden Bucket List

Looking for something new to do while your kids are out of school? Check out Milspouse Gardener’s Kids’ Garden Bucket List! Here are some fun, no-screen activities for you and your kids to do outdoors.

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Things for Kids to do in the Garden

• Paint Garden Rocks or Markers

Kids can paint their rocks or markers to look like the vegetables in your garden or like bugs and flowers. All you need are markers, rocks, and acrylic paint pens like these.

Plant Veggies in a Seed Starter

Save your egg carton, k-cups, or soda bottles this week. Pour some potting soil and plant your veggie seeds. You can transplant them in a few weeks!

Create a Garden Sensory Bin

Gather some soil or sand in a bucket or bin. Allow the kids to plant artificial flowers and vegetables. You can find plastic veggies and flowers at your local craft store. If you don’t have a small hand shovel or hand rake, grab these.

Search for & Identify Insects

Warmer weather means it is time for bugs to crawl out of their hiding spaces. Grab a magnifying glass and a Mason jar with air holes to collect and identify your bugs. Make sure to release them back! I love the Bug O Pedia by National Geographic.

Read Compost Stew & Make a Compost Bin

Compost Stew is a story about what goes in compost and how it is used. This book is recommended for 3-7-year-olds. After reading the book (you can buy it here on Amazon Prime), gather a bucket or tub and start your own compost bin!

Make Playdoh Nature Prints

Visit your garden and yard to gather unique-shaped nature items. Leaves, acorns, branches, sweet gum balls, pine cones, and flowers are all great items to use. Roll out your Playdoh and press your nature items for a cool print. 

Make Flower Seed Bombs

These cute seed bombs resemble bath fizzes (don’t mix them up!). You will need flower seeds, construction paper, water, scissors, and a food processor. I love this tutorial by Simple Living Mama.

Press Spring Flowers

Pressed flowers make beautiful art. Gather some bright flowers. Open an old book and place a paper towel down on one of the pages. Arrange your flowers on the paper towel and close the book. Place something heavy on the book to make sure it remains closed and the flowers flatten and dry well. After 1-1.5 weeks, your flowers should be dry. Arrange them in a floating frame like this one.

Birdwatch with Binoculars

Grab a pair of binoculars or make a pair your self by gluing together two decorated toilet paper rolls and some string. Take some time to spy birds flying around your garden and identifying their species. This DK Eyewitness bird book is my favorite.

Build a Bee House or Watering Station

Save the bees this spring by building a bee house. There are a lot of tutorials out there, but I trust this one. If building a bee house is too advanced for your kids, opt for a watering station. All you need is a shallow bowl and some small pebbles. Here is a tutorial on a watering station. 

If you have more ideas about kids’ garden activities, share them with us in the comments!

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