Gardening with Kids: Theme Gardens for Kids

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Making a theme garden for kids is a fun activity and a great way to make gardening even more fun. My kids love coming up with new ideas.  There are so many options, too many to list here, but I am going to give you some kid’s theme garden ideas that I have seen and/or used.

I would love to hear about your ideas in the comments.

Use color in your theme garden: Rainbows to Monochromatic, the possibilities are endless. My favorite is a Quilt Garden. See some beautiful ones in Amish Country, Northern Indiana.

Tell a story with your theme garden: Fairy Garden, Fairy Tale/ Storybook Garden, Secret Garden, Thoughtful Spot, Victory Garden, Wedding Garden.

Attract wildlife to your theme garden: Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden, Birdwatchers Garden, Pond Garden, Bee Garden, Wild Flower Garden, Prairie Garden, Rain Garden. Grab some field guides and study the wildlife.

Make your theme garden edible: Pizza Garden, Salsa Garden, Mexican Garden, Italian Garden, Soup and Stew Garden, Bread Garden, Snacker’s Garden, Kitchen Garden, Herbal Tea Garden

Other theme garden ideas: Native Plants, Japanese Garden, Arts and Crafts Garden, Perfume Garden, Bouquet Garden, Medicinal/ Wellness Garden, Mosaic Garden, Painter’s Garden, Heirloom Garden, Money-Making Garden, Rain/Water Garden, Giant Garden, Victory Garden, and more.

Gardening Activities for Kids:

  • Add items from your house to your garden to create your own theme (old toys, shoes/boots, tools, etc.).
  • Write your child’s name with plants or use their favorite shape(s) to make it their own.
  • Make a structure  or hide-out with tall or vining plants on a trellis.  
  • Make a fort with sunflowers, harvest the yummy seeds…make it a different shape each year. 

*Please be aware that some plants are poisonous and take caution.

Okay, I could go on and on, this is so fun!

Do you have a theme garden? Tell me about it.

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About Nelle

I am Nelle. I grew up in rural, small town, Ohio. When I was young, I learned a lot about homesteading from my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, 4-H, FFA, and others around me.
Now, I’m all grown up, have 6 children of my own, and plan to teach them everything I know.

Here on Mama’s Homestead, we talk and write about homesteading, homeschooling, and kidsteading (homesteading with kids). We teach our kids about survival, self-sufficiency, gardening (vegetable, herb, flower), orchard, beekeeping, home keeping, soap making, harvesting, cooking, food preservation, livestock, nature, crafts, homesteading tools and wares, and more…

Welcome to my homestead…come and learn with us!


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