The 10 Best Gardening Kits For Kids
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Let's face it, tearing your kids away from their screens to get some dirt under their fingernails is not going to be easy. Whether you want them to actually help with the weeding or are simply hoping to get them into the fresh air, these kits are a fun way to coax them into giving it a go in the garden. Please be advised, these sets are not for use by children under three years of age. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 08, 2020:
Since this list was compiled for kids, we thought it important to focus on the playful and not just the practical. Some of the sets are little more than toys disguised as tools, giving your little ones a fun way to pretend to garden alongside Mom or Dad, even if they won't get much real work done. This is the reason for including the Liberty Imports Wagon and Tools, and the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Pretty Petals Tote Set.
Some children will want to be much more hands-on and learn the basics of growing for real, so we included models that offer educational material like the Innocheer with STEM Learning Guide and the Clever Kid Toys Set.
A couple of the sets, of course, do both - The World of Eric Carle Very Hungry Caterpillar 96506 takes a familiar children's book character for inspiration and then applies it to a set of durable metal tools that can withstand any kind of regular garden work. Similarly, the Hortem Wheelbarrow Set, although outrageously pink, uses quality materials so your child can really get involved without fear of breaking their new toy.
We also thought the Born Toys Garden Set was worthy of its high place on the list as it gives children the chance to dress-up, perfect for those who love to immerse themselves in the role of the budding gardener.
July 08, 2020:
DeWit Junior Tools Beginning in a small town in Holland, the DeWit company has been making bespoke garden tools for over 100 years. All their products are made from sustainable materials and come with a lifetime warranty, including those in the 'junior' section on their website. However, bear in mind these are real implements and could be sharp so are not recommended for use by children under eight years old. dewittoolsusa.com
Children's Gift Set CGA-017 Based in Lowestoft, UK, Harrod Horticultural boast that they've struck the ideal balance between decoration and functionality. Made from rubberwood and solid stainless steel, their hand trowel and fork certainly fit this claim. Also included in this gift set is a pair of gloves and an attractive trug. harrodhorticultural.com