32 Fun Activities For Kids In The Garden

I’m always thinking of fun activities for kids in the garden. I try not to let them watch too much TV and get out in the fresh air. I grew up outside on my parent’s smallholding and out in our enormous garden, and it was the best times. We learned to make dens, jump in muddy puddles, climb trees, build our own swing and so much more.

30 Fun Activities For Kids In The Garden

It’s important for children to get outside for their development. They can learn about the natural environment all around them. As well as having fun on childrens trampolines. More opportunities for exercise and sun exposure to make vitamin D, which in turn helps with bone development and the immune system.

So I’ve brainstormed a few ideas for fun activities outside for the kids. It’s now made me want to do these things with my girls, although some are still a little old for them.

Some of these activities are fine to do when it’s raining although you may need a girls or boys waterproof jacket to keep dry.

  1. Chalk writing on the patio
  2. Rock Painting
  3. Give them a bucket of water and a paintbrush and get them to paint the fence
  4. Hula Hoop contest and throw bean bags into the hoop
  5. Bounce to their heart’s content on kids trampolines
  6. Plant a mini garden for them, teaching them about growing and watering plants.
  7. Picnic and tea parties on the lawn
  8. Build a fairy house
  9. Make mud pies – add water and mud into buckets
  10. Make collages from leaves and twigs found in the garden
  11. Water table
  12. Sandpit
  13. Bike riding
  14. Make bird feeders for the garden
  15. Have a garden toy car wash
  16. Wash the car
  17. Dig a pit
  18. Play catch – use water balloons on a hot day
  19. Build a tent from blankets and chairs
  20. Read in the shade
  21. Lie on your back and look up at the clouds – find shapes and dream
  22. Start a compost heap
  23. Build daisy chains
  24. Paint pine cones
  25. Make a nature mobile – cross two sticks over each other to make a cross. Use a thread to hang leaves, shells or feathers from it.
  26. Bubbles
  27. Draw hopscotch on the patio with chalk
  28. Walk barefoot around the grass
  29. Play with the dog
  30. Turn your garden into an obstacle course
  31. Play leaf bingo – find 10 different leaves and identify them.
  32. Collect different kinds of leaves or catch insects and let children discover what these are made of through a kids microscope. 100% wow-factor guaranteed.
watering plants

I hope this list of fun activities for the kids in the garden will keep you busy over the Summer. If you are around Sevenoaks in Kent, and it’s raining! (typical British Summer weather!) Check out these rainy day activities from The incidental Parent.

Looking for summer activities with the kids, check out these tips.

You may like these posts:

5 Outdoor Activities For Preschoolers

5 Tips On Creating A Child-Friendly Garden

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

rachel bustin

Thank you for sharing

5 thoughts on “32 Fun Activities For Kids In The Garden

  1. What a fantastic list of things to do, I will be referring to this now that we are stuck in but the weather hasn’t been great the last few days.

  2. Being brought up myself on a farm, i was always outside, didnt matter what the weather, and so i love to get the children out and about, dont think a bit of rain can stop anything as longs as they are wrapped up and warm

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