The Kids' Gardening Kits & Crafts That Plant a Love of Nature

Gardening teaches us patience and resilience, and let’s be honest, a little humility for our first few “plant experiments.” Little gardeners learn these skills in stride. From filling their own watering can to pulling on their gardening gloves, little hands will refine motor skills and those with a knack for nature will nurture their sprouts and flower gardens with a sense of responsibility.

Sure, you can find a kids garden tool set on Amazon made for indoor gardening, but the best kids gardening kits aren’t just herbs in windows or lettuce growing in cups. It’s not about tools like trowels or terrariums. Growing a love of gardening in little ones is rooted in newness and variety.


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Tikes Garden Box

From $27.08 per box
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Tikes Garden Box is a monthly growing kit for kids aged 6-10. Each box sets kiddos up for success with visual instructions and simple care kits for small hands.

“Had to wait to order because Tikes Garden wasn't shipping for the past year, but has now started shipping boxes. Glad they decided to! I purchased two subscriptions for friends with kids. A big hit, lots of fun, plants are still growing! This box is from the same folks that created My Garden Box, so you get the same great presentation, cool garden stuff, and of course, great plants! Recommend!” — Paul B., July 2021


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My Garden Box

From $45.83 per box
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Family-friendly plant projects with visual instructions and fun plant facts are packed in sweet gift packaging that makes every box a delight to open. With each box as a mini garden starter kit, little ones will see their collection grow in no time.

“I love this box and look forward to it every month! There were a couple of months where there was an issue with shipping and their support team was so kind and got it sorted out for me quickly. The plants are always healthy and interesting and the planters are really high-quality. I also appreciate the little extras like pruning shears, plant info, and accessories like propagation stations!” — Jenna M., November 2021


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Camp Wildcraft Art Box

From $46.00 per box
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An art subscription rooted in the wild, Camp Wildcraft encourages young artists to find interest in the natural world. With each box, kids will grow their collection of high-quality supplies that help them free-create well beyond the box’s project.

“Really fantastic art box — the quality of the finished pieces are heads above other similar boxes. Really fantastic and even my 7 year-old was able to work totally on her own.” — Sarah A., January 2022


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My Fairy Crate

From $25.00 per box
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Encourage whimsy and good ol’ green mischief with My Fairy Crate that delivers little figurines like fairies, gnomes, pixies, and more for a sweet fairy garden kit. If you’re passing a love of fairy gardens onto your favorite kiddo, many reviews love the variety of mini pieces never before seen.

“Absolutely charming box of miniature fairy items. Really love this box and will continue to subscribe. I have received two so far and can't wait for more!!!” — Melinda, July 2020


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10" Large Indoor Plant Box

From $100.00 per box
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If you’re looking for a plant box that’s less soil discs and seed kits, and more about adding to your little one’s garden, the House Plant Shop is a great box in a subscribe-forever price point. Air plants, pothos, succulents, and more, the variety in each shipment is especially exciting.

“WAY better than I expected! LOVED it! Great value for the price. The quality of the plants was unbelievable. They were so healthy. A lot bigger than I imagined. Very, very pleased!! Will recommend to everyone!” — Patricia L, April 2022


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Air Plants Monthly

From $19.99 per box
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Air plants basically guarantee confidence. Low-maintenance and abundant in variety, this is a great box for kids who love the look of nature but don’t quite have the whole green thumb thing down.

“I’ve ordered air plants from Etsy, Amazon, and local nurseries. These are by far the best quality I’ve seen and the care and detail put into curating these boxes is top notch.” — Dana W., March 2022


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The Cactique Boutique Box

From $27.25 per box
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A plant box that’s basically ready-to-go when it arrives, The Cactique is a husband-and-wife small business that prides itself on its unique varieties of hearty and healthy succulents.

“I opened my box today and was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful pottery, plants and gifts as well as the handwritten note. The thoughtfulness that you put into this box shined through each Item I viewed, especially the note which correctly spelled my name. I would highly recommend ordering this as a gift for anyone who could use a bit of sunshine. You can tell you love what you do and send that love out in your box. Thanks for sharing and caring.” — Mechele H., March 2022