I rounded up some super cute gardening tools for moms and kids that will make you majorly heart-eyed. From hand tools and watering cans to cute gloves and stuff to keep the kids busy, gardening with kids has never been more fun—or less stressful!
The buds have just started to pop out on the tree in our front yard and I have been straight up giddy with excitement. After a long, cold, ugly winter, the first signs of spring make me bounce around like a kid on Christmas morning. My tween thinks it’s incredibly uncool and embarrassing. But I can’t help it. Everything seems new in spring and new is exciting.
Once we have a warm week or two (which we’ve finally had here in New York) I get itching to have flowers everywhere. Inside, outside, everywhere I look. Ellie, my 7-year-old, does too. “When are we gardening? Can we garden yet? Is it still so cold at night that it will kill all of our flowers? Flowers! Flowers! Flowers!” Ease up off me, kid!
My problem is not that I don’t love flowers. Obviously, I do. My problem is that I have not achieved my dream of plant lady status just yet.
Whether it’s too cold or not, my plants will die. I never remember to water the things! Plus, I always forget that the spot on our deck where I really want to put them is incredibly sunny. When I forget to water them, they bake and a lot of tender loving care is required to revive them. I realize this and am diligent and try really hard… until I forget again.
I’m a work in progress, alright? 😉
But I’m a sucker and I have a soft spot for flowers and for my daughter’s excitement over them and for seriously cute gardening tools.
Maybe, just maybe, if my daughter and I both have gardening tools that we adore, we’ll remember to use them all summer long.
Fun gardening tools for moms and kids
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Kidorable frog rain boots / Hello Spring gardening gloves in fern print / Hearth & Hand metal watering can / pollinator garden / garden fairy sculptures / PlayMonster fairy garden / V&A Museum William Morris Fork And Trowel Set / Melissa & Doug chameleon watering can / Melissa & Doug garden tool belt set
Cute, right?! The stuff for momma is pretty and feminine, while the pieces for kids are bright and playful and will definitely capture their imagination so they run off and play instead of undoing each and every little thing you try to do.
Notice that I also threw in some fun pieces for the kids because everyone knows that if you’re going to garden like a mother you’re going to need distractions. The fairy garden and garden fairy sculptures should help, but if you need some more ideas try: sidewalk chalk, giant bubble wands, and a magnifying glass. I’ve also been seriously considering buying a potting bench to upgrade our mud table.
All of these ideas go over very well in my girls’ book. And if it’s good in my girls’ book, you can bet your butt it’s good in mine because it means I just bought myself a little more time.
What gets you excited about spring? Flowers? Cute gardening tools? Letting the bare legs out?
Looking for more outdoor fun with kids? Try these:
- 50 Outdoor Activities for Kids
- 7 Kids Books That Will Make You Crave Outdoor Adventures
- Summer Paint Party
- The Easiest Kids Play Tent Ever
This post was first published in May 2013 but was completely updated in May 2018.