A little bit of dirt and seeds in a jar makes a perfect fun weekend project for little hands, kid's gardening in a jar!
"Let them be little," we hear this all the time but what does that really mean. It's the messes and embracing the messes in return for smiles and happy memories. There are several studies done on the benefits of children playing outside and in the dirt. This is my small way of bringing the garden inside, at least to start. This kid's gardening in a jar activity is a simple and fun way to start off Spring and the gardening season regardless if you have a backyard or not.
Let's embrace the dirt on the hands and floor, embrace the potential chaos for the thrill of the wonder and excitement. For the questions of how a tiny seed turns into a plant and how long will that take! For all of this more. Let's garden in a jar!
Cozy Tips for Kid's Gardening In A Jar
- You can use any size jar and any type of jar. It can be newly bought or an old jam jar rinsed out. I love the Bonne Madame jars!
- Either seeds or even a small plant or flower can used.
- Any seeds will typically work, however I have found tomatoes and flowers work best in these smaller jars.
- Gather a few old or new tiny shovel's or even spoons will work for tiny hands to sprinkle in the dirt into the jar.
- For extra fun, have the kids paint their jars or personalize them.
- Use a small watering can or jars to gently water the seeds or plants.
- Top with a popsicle stick and name the seeds or plants. Tie with a ribbon or string for an extra touch of sweetness!
- These gardening jars make for a great party favor or party activity for birthdays or get togethers.
Supplies for Kid's Gardening In A Jar
The Cozy Details
This is best if you have everything assembled for the jars beforehand. Place the potting soil, enough to fill a jar ¾ of the way to the top into a small bag. Attach or place on top of the bag into the jar a packet of seeds or a small plant.
Include paints, ribbon, string, stickers, or popsicles sticks if using them.
Next, the kids can have fun gardening in their little jars. Once set up, place the jars outside in the sun and water on a weekly basis. Watch the seeds grow!