The Best Tools to Get Kids Hooked on Gardening

Foster an interest in being outside and outdoor gardening with these kid-sized tools.

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February 23, 2024

Whether you're eager to work with your kids to create a garden plot in the backyard filled with vegetables or plant a small indoor herb garden on the kitchen table, there are lots of ways to help foster a lifelong love of gardening in your children. These pint-sized garden tools made for digging in the dirt will give you the essentials you need to get kids started with gardening.

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Grow their love of gardening and the environment with this four-piece gardening set. The durable tools — a hoe, rake, shovel and leaf rake — are made for small hands, but they look and perform just like grown-up's.

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$9.99

Get kiddos digging in the dirt with this handy set, which includes a spoon, fork, trowel, rake and shovel. Made of high-quality metal in kid-friendly hues, the durable hardwood tools will help little ones tackle weeds and plant flowers.

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$19.99

Made from moss green canvas, this kid-sized apron and glove set keeps clothes protected from mud and dirt while kiddos help you in the garden.

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$27.99

This kid-sized metal wheelbarrow is just right for backyard planting projects of all sizes. Little ones will love hauling around soil, mulch and gardening tools. Easy-grip handles and a chunky front wheel make it easy for kids to push, pull and dump the wheelbarrow as they help lead family garden projects.

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$25.95

Lightweight and child-friendly, this pretty set has gardening gloves, rake, shovel and fork — all of which can be housed in the bright canvas tote. Additionally, a 22-ounce watering can lets kids help out with the plantings.

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For those eager to take the gardening fun outside, this children's garden kit offers a wonderful introduction to growing and nurturing organic vegetables. The kit includes seeds for easy-to-grow organic vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes, snap peas and cucumbers. Inside the box, you'll also find easy-to-understand care instructions, which are just right for first-time gardeners. Planting diagrams and spacing tips let kids know where to place their seeds and how far apart to bury each type of seed for maximum success.

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