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Tools to Engage Kids in the Garden

Spark an interest in gardening with these fun tools.

As spring approaches and the weather warms, kids will be buzzing with excitement to get outside, and a garden is the perfect place to play. Here are a few tools to help them get started.

  1. Western Chief rain boots are perfect for tromping around in the mud or digging in the garden. $30
  2. A bug catcher lets curious kids get a closer look at tiny garden dwellers. We like the reCAP Kids Explore bug catcher and World of Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar critter keeper, which both have a magnifier.
  3. The World of Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar tin pail is perfect for lugging dirt around the garden.
  4. Gardening is fun, but it can be educational too! For creative ways to inspire learning, check out The Garden Classroom: Hands-On Activities in Math, Science, Literacy and Art by Cathy James, available at The Shop at the Gardens.
  5. Kids can lend a hand in the garden with their very own set of large garden tools. Set includes shovel, rake, hoe, and gloves. Available at The Shop at the Gardens.

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