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Planting Activities for Preschoolers and DIY Garden Markers

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Planting Crafts are great because you get to enjoy nature with your children and help them plant and grow their own beautiful plants and food. If you’re looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don’t miss out on these Planting Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergarten. Plus, everyone loves these garden activities too.

With just a little bit of time, these preschool garden activities are going to be something that they love and look forward to doing over and over again!

Plant Crafts for Kindergarten

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

Planting Activities for Preschoolers

The best part about garden activities with kids is that you can literally do so many and never run out of garden ideas. You can plant herbs, flowers, and other seeds and learn about each and every one in detail.

These are super fun Planting Activities for Preschoolers and an easy garden project to do with your kids or for a class. Plus, it teaches children the importance of actually labeling the plants that they’re working on as well.

Making Garden Markers can lead your child into so many great learning experiences. Whether they want to create an herb garden, learn about different flowers, start growing their own vegetables or getting to know different plant and flower life cycles. There is so much to learn.

How do you introduce plants to preschoolers?

The easiest way to introduce plants to preschoolers is to let them get their hands dirty in planting the seeds! While you can sit and read all about them in books, gardening activities for preschoolers are fun and easy to do!

Some children do great with hands-on activities that let them learn while they’re actually doing the process. This planting craft is one that they’ll be able to get their hands dirty in while working on their green thumb as well.

Kindergarten and Preschool Garden Activities

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

How to Teach Kids to Plant Seeds

  • Start small with little containers or post.
  • Make sure to plant a few seeds in each container, in case one (or two) doesn’t make it.
  • Choose plants that are easy to grow
  • Help your child to use tools for shoveling soil into the container
  • Push the seeds into the soil
  • Make sure you have water so the soil is moist
  • Place your pots on a window sill or natural sunlit area
  • Tend to your growing plants daily to check and water as needed.

If you are interested in seed activities and planting seeds with kids you’ve come to the right place.

Planting Seeds Crafts

What you will need to make your planting seeds crafts is in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in a recipe list form to print out towards the bottom of the page. Have Fun!

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

DIY Garden Markers

Supplies needed:

  • 4-inch flower pot
  • Seedlings you have started or a plant from your local garden center
  • Soil
  • Stamp set (these are the exact ones I used, the actual letters are pretty small so make sure you look into what size you think is best for you).
  • Copper plant labels
  • Rubber mallet or small hammer
  • A sturdy work surface that can get dirty and you can lightly hammer on
  • Sharpie
  • Rubbing alcohol & a paper towel

Planting Seeds Crafts for Preschoolers

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

First, decide what plant name is going to go on the plant tag. Let the kiddos have fun with this step!

After deciding what plant name you will put on the tag, lay out your stamps in order (leave a space open if you will need to reuse letters).

**Be sure that the stamps are facing in the correct direction so they are not upside down when you hammer them into the tag.

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

How to Make Garden Markers with Kids

Start by trying to find the center point of the tag and place the middle letter in that spot. Once you have that done, you can then work your way out from there.

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips on planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

Use the mallet to firmly hit the stamp and indent the copper and make certain that you try to line the stamp straight up and down and to only hit it once or you might double mark the copper.

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips on planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

Once the letters are all stamped, use the sharpie to fill in the indented places. It’s totally okay to have some ink outside of the letters because the goal is to fill the depressed spots.

Then use the rubbing alcohol and paper towel to lightly wipe away the excess on the flat part. Touch up any areas that need a little more ink and your tag is done!

Super simple, right?!

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

Repot the seedlings into your terracotta pot and set the name tag inside. This makes for a perfect herb garden or gift idea.

Gardening Activities for Kids

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

It really does showcase well and is a fun way for kids to get their hands dirty and enjoy nature while being creative at the same time.

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

The gold name tag really adds some shine to the potted plants!

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips on planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

This is a great idea to work fine motor skills into your themes and lesson plans during the spring.

PIN THIS PLANTING CRAFTS FOR KIDS FOR LATER

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

What is a plant’s life cycle?

There are actually 5 stages for the life cycle of a plant. They start as a seed, then move into the germination stage, then the growth stage, followed by the reproduction stage, the pollination stage and finally, the state of spreading the seeds.

Once the cycle is completed, it’s time to start it all over again!

Grab your Life Cycle Activities Here

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

Or download this complete flower theme to add to your hands on learning.

Save Preschool Garden Activities for Later

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

Flower Activities

Once you make this Planting Craft with your kids, they will love these spring activities too.

What do you think about these plant crafts for preschoolers and kindergarten?! Do you love them as much as we do?

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25 Gardening Activities for Preschoolers

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

While the steps for this planting activity are written out above and are printable below, this fun picture graph is a brief visual overview from start to finish!

Planting activities for preschoolers. These DIY Garden Markers and Planting Crafts are a fun way to play in the dirt and be creative. If you're looking for tips on how to teach kids to plant seeds and label them, don't miss out on these garden activities and tips for planting with preschoolers and Kindergarten.

DIY Garden Markers for Kids

Planting Crafts for Kids

Check out this simple planting craft for kids and DIY Garden Markers!

Ingredients
  • 4 inch flower pot
  • Seedlings you have started or a plant from your local garden center
  • Soil
  • Stamp set (these are the exact ones I used, the actual letters are pretty small so make sure you look into what size you think is best for you)
  • Copper plant labels
  • Rubber mallet or small hammer
  • A sturdy work surface that can get dirty and you can lightly hammer on
  • Sharpie
  • Rubbing alcohol & a paper towel
Instructions
  1. After deciding what plant name you will put on the tag, lay out your stamps in order (leave a space open if you will need to reuse letters). **Be sure that the stamps are facing in the correct direction so they are not upside down when you hammer them into the tag.

  2. Try to find the center point of the tag and place the middle letter in that spot and then work your way out from there.

  3. Use the mallet to firmly hit the stamp and indent the copper, try to line the stamp straight up and down and to only hit it once or you might double mark the copper.

  4. Once the letters are all stamped, use the sharpie to fill in the indented places, its totally okay to have some ink outside of the letters, the goal is to fill the depressed spots. Then use the rubbing alcohol and paper towel to lightly wipe away the excess on the flat part. Touch up any areas that need a little more ink and your tag is done!

  5. Repot the seedlings into your terracotta pot and set the name tag inside. This makes for a perfect herb garden or gift idea. 

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