The best gardening kits for kids you can buy
- Gardening kits for children teach important lessons about how plants grow while encouraging kids to care for their gardens responsibly.
- Our top pick, the Creativity for Kids Magic Bean Garden, includes a fast-growing plant and combines arts and crafts with gardening.
If you're looking for a fun gift or a way to keep kids entertained this summer, gardening kits for children combine education with entertainment. There are countless gardening kids designed to bring the fun of gardening indoors, making them suitable choices even if you live in an apartment or have no access to a yard. They get kids involved with gardening on a basic level, often combining gardening with arts and crafts. Plus, when plants require frequent watering, they teach kids about responsibility and caring for a living thing.
The gardening kits in this list are some of the best available. They include all of the supplies that you need (except water), and some incorporate fun arts and crafts activities so that your children can customize their gardens and put their art skills to work. All of these kits also include the required seeds, and fast-growing plants have been selected so that even younger children will quickly see the results of their gardening - some of these options are suitable for children as young as 5.Depending on your children's ages, some (or a lot of) supervision may be needed both during set-up and when it comes to caring for the garden. All of these kits can receive the light they need when placed in a sunny window, and care is relatively low-maintenance. They're all designed with kids in mind, and even if the plants die on the first try, most of these kits include enough seeds so that you can replant and try again.
During this age of computer screens and technology, these gardening kits can be a welcome return to nature. They can be a great summer learning activity and may be ideal birthday gifts too.
Here are our top picks for the best gardening kits for kids in 2019:
- Best overall: Creativity for Kids Magic Bean Garden
- Best for educational purposes: Thames & Kosmos Kids First Botany Experimental Greenhouse Kit
- Best for ongoing entertainment: TickleMe Plant Zombie Plant Grow Kit
- Best fairy garden: Creativity for Kids Enchanted Fairy Garden Craft Kit
- Best terrarium: Creativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.
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