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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Updated on April 16, 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.


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.


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.

$19.99 $16.99

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.


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.

$26.95 $24.95

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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