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Kids Gardening Journal – Printable | Essential Homestead


I love to have my kids in the garden. There’s so much to teach them outside. Learning about plants seems to be never ending for me. I learn so much about nature thru gardening. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill.  I can rest assured knowing my children are educated on how to grow their own food.  Gardening can offer children an opportunity to learn the life cycle process, responsibility, care taking, independence, and environmental awareness. Introducing children to gardening is a great way to increase their awareness of where food comes from and the importance of the environment in everyday life.
free kids gardening journal
Most kids love to journal. We keep science journals, drawing journals, diary journals so it was only natural to start a gardening journal. It’s a great way to help the kids keep track of their garden layout, which plants they planted, the dates of harvest and how they cared for the plants. Record keeping makes us even more successful for next years garden.
Creating a gardening journal can be an easy project. I find if I don’t keep things simple I won’t follow thru.
To get you off to a successful start, I’ve created a coloring kids gardening journal with a few simple layouts but really any age can enjoy this journal. My gardening gift to you!
kids gardening journal coloring page
Materials needed:


  1. Download and print the garden journal cover onto card stock. Print the page template onto regular copy paper. Add in extra blank pages and a piece of cardstock for the back cover.
  2. Hole punch the papers and tie together with string or ribbon or use in a binder. You can also staple the pages together to create the journal.
  3. Now your child can decorate the cover with crayons, markers or colored pencils.
  4. Your garden journal is ready for its first entry.

kids gardening journal directions
What goes into a garden journal?
The possibilities are endless and it really depends on your child’s age and interests. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Write down the names of the flowers and vegetables planted.
  • Note when you weed the garden.
  • Make up stories about the earthworms, beetles, butterflies, fairies and gnomes that live in the garden.
  • Record what you harvest.


Cut, Glue and Tape

  • Cut out and glue in pictures from seed catalogs.
  • Create a dreamboard of your ultimate garden with seed catalog pictures.
  • Tape in empty seed packets.
  • Add photographs of the plants and your children in the garden
Hope you have as much as fun as we are with our kids gardening journal!

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