Wordless Wednesday: Gardening With Kids

Carnival of Natural Parenting -- Hobo Mama and Code Name: MamaThis week we asked: What does gardening with kids look like?

The theme is in honor of this week’s Carnival of Natural Parenting: Growing in the Outdoors.

Visit to find a host of inspiring links on the theme — and a lot more pictures!


From Ana: “I think he may have eaten more dirt than he helped to plant…”

Ana blogs at Pandamoly. Her Carnival post is Grooming a Tree-Hugger: Introducing the Outdoors.


Julia’s daughter, Marcella, helps out in a Community Garden in their community.

Julia blogs at A Little Bit of All of It.


Spontaneous Classroom: Lesson on our Wiggly Garden Buddies

Read more from Amie at Road to Bliss.


From Amanda: “This would be my daughter thoroughly watering one side of the container because the other side clearly does not need any.”

Amanda blogs at Let’s Take the Metro. Her Carnival post is Seeing the Garden Through the Weeds.


From Shannon: “Moira building a castle in an empty planter box while I planted beets in the other one. Gardening is one of her absolute favorite things to do.”

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.


From Nena: “Jude’s favorite part of our little container garden is ‘fighting’ with the carrots every couple of days!”

Read more at Naturally Nena. Nena’s Carnival post is Why Choose Your Local Farmers’ Market.


One of Layla’s favorite activities is helping in (and eating from) the garden. You can often find her digging in the dirt or pretending to garden during the “off-season.”

Melissa blogs at Simple Whimsy.


From Kim: “2.5-year-old Gumby loves planting seeds for our veggie and flower garden. She takes pride in making the hole, placing each seed, one by one then covering them up. Later, she checks on their progress and waters them.”

Kim blogs at life-is-learning.

Tell us: What do gardening and outdoor living look like in your family?

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9 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Gardening With Kids

  1. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    These pics are all so fun and inspiring! I can’t wait to start gardening with Baby!

  2. MamaWhimsy

    Wonderful pics! Happy WW!

  3. Jessica | Cloth Diapering Mama  

    LOVE seeing these little ones with their hands and feet in the earth…

    very inspiring to see lots of GREEN parenting going on! ;)

  4. teresa  

    These are the BEST!!! Every one of them is perfect, although I really love that first dirt eating one. Yum.

  5. Michelle @ The Parent Vortex  

    There really isn’t anything that goes together better than kids and dirt! They all look perfectly happy getting busy with gardening.

  6. Momma Jorje

    Visiting from Momma Jorje!

    Love all these shots, thanks everyone for sharing. I think my favorite is baby eating dirt. :-)

  7. Gauri

    These are just precious and inspire me to want to garden with my kid. Of course that means first a) I need a garden and b)I need to know what to do with one… but it certainly seems worthwhile on so many fronts for my little one. Thank you!

  8. Amy McCarty

    This is so beautiful! I think teaching kids to be close with the earth and nature is SO important. I just just sitting with Zuri is my sisters garden teaching her about the flowers :D

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