I love all of these gardening activities for toddlers. If you’re looking for a fun outdoor Spring activity for toddlers then get out into the garden and give these a try.
Gardening Activities for Toddlers
One of the challenges of being at home with a toddler is trying to fill the days with activities. I found that being stuck indoors was always a recipe for disaster – I think we both needed to get outside each day when we could. A great way to do this (and to almost be forced to do it daily – think watering!) is to set up a small garden. Now don’t think that you have to be a gardening expert because it’s all about the process – you might also learn a few things.
We started our wheelbarrow herb garden and it gave us quite a few activities in the process
- Reading ‘The Tiny Seed‘ by Eric Carle (available HERE on Amazon)
- going to the shops to pick out the herbs (which also involved pushing a mini trolley around the store and a quick play in the playground that they have).
- Planning our herbs
- Daily watering of the herbs
- Using our herbs in our cooking (like in these toddler made scrolls)
We started ours over 4 years ago now and we still use it for our herbs. I’ll admit that we’ve replaced the herbs quite a few times, but it’s still been a lot of fun.
I really hope that you enjoy these gardening activities for toddlers. If you do any of them I’d love to see some photos. Share them on Instagram (follow @myboredtoddler and use #myboredtoddler ) or in our Facebook group.
Toddler Gardening Activities
If you want to start simple I recommend beginning with a simple seed planting activity like this one.
Garden Themed Process Art for Preschoolers with Vegetable Stamping – Buggy and Buddy
Using All 5 Senses in the Garden – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Get Started on Recycled Container Garden – Red Ted Art
Pour Painted Plant Pots – Edventures with Kids
Growing Cress Heads – Messy Little Monster
Growing Sunflowers – Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds
Garden Yoga for Kids – Pink Oatmeal
How to Make an Animal Grass Head – Mother Natured
Flower Patterning – School Time Snippets
Easy 3-Step Indoor Herb Garden – The Soccer Mom
How to Easily Grow Garlic at Home – Wise Owl Factory
Air Plant Care for a Fun Indoor Garden – Kids Activities Blog
Make a Toyrarium – Inspiration Laboratories
Upcycled Fairy Garden – Twitchetts
How to Make Wormery – Rainy Day Mum
Garden Xylophone – The Moments at Home
Making a Play Garden – The Imagination Tree
I really hope you enjoy these gardening activities with your toddlers – they are perfect for 1, 2 and 3 year olds. I’d really love to see some of your gardening activities in action – share them in our Facebook group or on Instagram (use #MyBoredToddler and follow @myboredtoddler)
Some more toddler activities that you might enjoy are: