Gardening with Kids

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Remember this DIY garden post?  Are your kids clamoring to be outside and get dirty?  They are?!  Well, put them to work in their very own garden.  Outside + gardening + kids = the best kind of memories with some SCIENCE! thrown in.

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Kids Gardening: A Kids’ Guide to Messing Around in the Dirt

Gardening with Kids

As you can see by the pic, this is my personal copy.  It’s a spiral bound work horse that you can take outside and not worry about too much because the pages are heavy-gauge and glossy (easy to wipe off).

Klutz books are kid-oriented, so not only do they learn, but they get entertained in the process.  Learning by osmosis of hilarity.  That’s what OMT! loves!

The book is 87 pages of a fun romp through the world of kid gardening.  A kiddo gardening primer if you will.

The contents start with the fundamentals of gardening (seeds, feeding, compost), covers veggies, herbs and flowers, and ends with fun projects that include growing food from the pantry (pineapple, avocado) to constructing a scarecrow.

The activities are designed to be done at anytime of the year, indoors or out, and in any climate.


If the kids are gonna be in the dirt anyway, why not throw some edumacation into their brains?


I’d sell you mine, but even after 20+ years, it’s still a keeper for Sweet E.

Happy playing in the dirt Gardening!



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  1. Playing in the garden with the grands is one of my joys.

  2. I so need this book! I’ve been wanting to start a garden with my kids but I have no idea where to begin. Thanks!

  3. My little one loves to help in our garden. She pulls weeds and helps us water all our beds and containers. She would love the projects in that book!

  4. What a cool idea!! I have a brown thumb so I’m sure I would learn a lot from the book, too! haha

  5. Some of my best childhood memories are playing in the dirt with my Dad and “working” on the garden 🙂

  6. I have the Cooking With Kids version of this book! It is wonderful. It came with a set of measuring spoons attached to the wired binding. Lots of fun memories from the cute kid-friendly recipes. I wish I had this one too!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Check the link…I think you can still order it online. I remember the cooking book. Klutz had the best books for kids!

  7. Sounds like a must-have book for kiddos!!
    Pinning!! Happy Easter to you and yours…. 🙂
    “hugs” Crystelle


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