Spring has finally sprung here in Portland and we are spending as much time as we can outside these days. One of Edith and Alder’s favorite outdoor activities to do is dig in a bit of empty garden bed that we have in our front yard. They dig and look for worms and slugs or plant seeds that they find. There interest in plants, digging and having a garden of their own has me seeking out tools and books to help facilitate their interest.
1. Garden Tools – Little tools perfect for little hands to help dig and plant.
2. Garden Gloves – These are not essential but are a fun little extra to make your preschooler feel like a real gardener.
3. Garden Water Bottle – You could opt to go for a small watering can but these little succulent water bottles are the perfect size for little hands.
4. Little Pizza Garden – Growing your own plants always feels like such a great accomplishment but even better what if all those plants you grew could then become the ingredients for the perfect pizza? This little pizza garden kit has everything you need just add dough and your preferred cheese (or in our case cheeze)!
5. Seeds Starter Kit – This seed starter kit contains a few more interesting vegetables. They will provide your preschoolers garden with a variety of colors, textures, and flavors while also exposing them to new veggies.
6. Too Many Tomatoes – This rhyming book shares the story of grandpa’s garden and it’s abundance of tomatoes. Such a fun and engaging story.
7. How Things Grow – Curious about how things grow? This book will answer your preschoolers inquiring mind.
8. Peek Inside The Garden – This lift-the-flap book takes you through the garden where under each flap you’ll find a variety of creatures who live in the garden.
9. Pop-Up Garden – Take a trip through the garden with pop-ups of birds, butterflies and flowers.
10. Secrets of The Vegetable Garden – This shine-a-light book is a favorite at our house. Grab your flashlight and go on an adventure to find out just how your garden grows and who lives in the garden.
Is your preschooler into gardening? Share your favorite resources and tips on how you get them engaged in gardening.
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