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Spring and Sprout: Get Kids Growing With These Gardening Tools

Apr 2 2013 - 7:40am

Ah, Spring — a time for blooming flowers and vegetables. Instead of having them enjoy the vegetation from afar, why not get the kids to grow some themselves? We have a feeling they won't mind getting down and dirty with the sun shining overhead. Luckily there are plenty of kits and tools to get them well on their way to a growing garden. Here, have a look at some playful pieces made especially for little ones.

Kinder Garden Children's Seed Collection

Do your kids have friends named Sunflower Sally and Racer Radish? They will once they see the Kinder Garden Children's Seed Collection. Milo Marigold Seeds [1] ($3), for instance, comes with a fun letter that reads, "My flowers look like little lion heads. Can you hear a roar? Maybe you will if you plant marigold seeds."

Burpee Mickey Grow Garden Kit

Consider it an all-in-one greenhouse for kids. This grow garden kit [2] ($10, in The Home Depot stores only) comes with seeds and pellets, but what makes it tot-friendly is the Mickey-themed stickers and plant labels.

Oh Say Can You Seed? All About Flowering Plants

Kids will learn all about being out in the garden when they read Oh Say Can You Seed? [3] ($9) by Bonnie Worth. With the help of Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Cat in the Hat gets a lesson in plants, seeds, and flowers.

Miracle Gro Kids Greenhouse

All kids have to do is plant seeds in this plastic greenhouse [4] ($20) and watch them grow before their eyes. Some of the blossom options? Colorful sunflowers, red zinnias, and marigolds.

G & F Just For Kids Soft Jersey Gloves

These cheery gardening gloves [5] ($8) will keep little hands protected through all the digging and planting.

Seeds of Change Kids Garden Starter Kit

Organic pumpkin seeds? Check. Biodegradable planting pots? Check. Reusable planting bags? Check. It's safe to say there's nothing artificial about this kids garden starter kit [6] ($23).

Uncommon Goods Grow Kits For Kids

Kids can get growing thanks to these themed plant kits [7] ($13), each of which comes with seeds, starter pots, wooden plant markers, cutout illustrations, puzzles, and more.

NYBG Kids Garden Hand Tools

These brightly colored garden tools [8] ($10) — a trowel, shovel, and fork — were made for little hands at work.

Moulin Roty Gardener's Case

It might look like a lunch box from the outside, but open up this gardener's case [9] ($111) and you'll find a shovel, rake, mini flower pots, radish seeds, and more for your budding gardener.

Melissa & Doug Chameleon Watering Can

How fun is this chameleon watering can [10] ($14)? Kids can keep gardens fresh by grabbing a hold of its bright tail and pouring.

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