Seed growing kits are a great way to get children excited about nature. They are an easy way to introduce children to gardening. We have chosen 5 of the best children’s seed growing kits to get you started.
Whether you have a green thumb or you are new to gardening. Introducing children to gardening is a fantastic, fun way to get children to connect with nature. Children will learn a lot from gardening kits they will have to plant their tiny seed, tend to it correctly, and watch the process of it growing into a flower, plant, fruit, or vegetable. Will all their hard work pay off? They will learn to have patience. Unlike other hobbies and activities, the results of their work will take time to grow. The results are sure to give your child a real sense of pride.
There are plenty of seed growing kits available to buy in stores and online that cover a wide range of plants and have varying levels of difficulty. Which one to buy though? We’ve selected 5 of the best seed growing kits for a variety of children’s ages to help you out.
Before we guide you through the seed kits we thought we’d talk a little bit about germination. One of our favourite easy ways to show germination to children is cress heads. You can even try growing runner beans in a plastic cup, this is another great way for children to see the germination of a seed. This will give children an understanding and appreciation of the stages and speed of germination of different plants.
You can do this activity with children from early pre-school age. Once you have given children that basic understanding of germination and plant growth then move onto the seed kits to offer children a greater experience. They will learn about and appreciate plants that they may have not seen before. They can even be used to introduce children to specific types of gardening, such as growing herbs and then using them in cooking.
1. Caterpillar Growing Kit
Our first choice is this healthy caterpillar growing kit by plant theatre. A fun and educational vegetable growing kit that enables children to learn about seed germination, plant growth, and healthy eating in accordance with the national curriculum.
This is for those budding new and young gardeners out there. We love this product not only because of its fun caterpillar shape but because it also comes with everything you need to successfully grow the seven types of plants that come with the set. You’re not having to buy extra bits for it. There are also super easy instructions included to give you tips on how to care for each of the seven plants. To make it even more exciting for children they have given each plant fun character names. The set also comes with seven peat discs that expand when water is added, so it’s really easy for children to set up.
This set contains the following seeds; peppers, lettuce, sweetcorn, tomatoes, beans, peas, and pumpkins. We think this would make a lovely gift especially as it’s educational too.
2. Mr Fothergills Little Gardeners Mini Greenhouse
How sweet is this Mr Fothergills Little Gardeners Mini Greenhouse? We just adore this design and we think your children will too! This seed growing kit is suitable for children between 3 and 11 years of age. It’s a great way to combine play and learning. The mini greenhouse comes ready to assemble and can be used to start a seed off, a novel propagator.
Everything is included to get children started, it even comes with plant tags to label your plants. The set comes with three different seed types for children to sow. These are cress, sunflower, and coleus. As these are three different types of plants, they offer children different learning experiences.
3. Light up Dino World Terrarium with LED Light
Calling lovers of all things dinosaur! This would make such an exciting as well as an educational gift. This terrarium is a really fun aid for your growing experiment. A terrarium is a miniature garden within a container that simulates a natural environment. So, let your child discover the beauty of nature by creating their own beautiful dinosaur terrarium with this all-inclusive kit. Watch as it grows by the day and glows at night with the innovative LED light under the lid. The light can easily be recharged with the included Micro-USB cable.
The kit includes an easy step-by-step instruction booklet, vermiculite soil, red sand, river rocks, wheatgrass and chia seeds, Velociraptor dinosaur, 4 additional smaller dinosaurs, removable stickers for decoration, a spray bottle, and a wooden stick to aid in planting the seeds.
If dino’s arent your children’s favourite thing, this terrarium is available in other designs too.
4. Paint and Plant Flower Growing Kit
For super creative children, this paint and plant flower growing kit makes the perfect gift. You are able to paint the entire planter to make it totally unique! You can also paint plant markers. This comes with marigold, cosmos, and zinnia flower seeds as well as easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
This is a great project to spend quality time with children on. It fascinates children as soon as they pull it out of the box and teaches them the lifecycle of plants and botany. With the freedom to draw, paint, and plant as they please, every child is guaranteed to have a blast.
This kit includes a tin planter (12 * 4.5 * 4 inches), plastic liner, soil, 3 seed packets, 6-color paint strip, 2 paintbrushes, paint palette, 3 wooden plant markers, shovel, watering bottle, and instruction booklet.
5. Scott & Co Seed Sack
Last but absolutely not least is this wonderful Scott & Co Seed Sack. If you are looking for a gift for an older child gardener that has no limits, this seed sack from Scott & Co is perfect for them. The kit contains 30 different varieties of seeds including vegetables, tomatoes, herbs, salads, chillis, and even peppers.
This is great for getting children involved with growing their own food and trying new tastes and flavours. It also gives parents and children a great sense of adventure in experimenting with new plants. The kit comes with a booklet easily explaining how to grow each of the vegetables in the sack.
We love this kit we think this is great value for money.
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