Kids and Families
Nature Projects & More
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While the Garden is closed, we’re sharing activities, games, recipes, and crafts to do at home. Projects are geared toward a variety of ages. Catch up on past emails:
Make sun tea, build a plant light maze, and make nature ice cubes.
Create herb prints and collages, make herb butter, and mix an herbal hand scrub.
Make fruit popsicles, create nature boats, and play a water-themed game.
Create art from recycled materials, make broccoli chips, and learn about your eco footprint.
Make sorrel, create prints with flowers, and learn about nectar guides.
Make cucumber and tomato salad, learn to save seeds, and make special prints with okra.
Celebrate summer by creating a special piñata, baking chocolate beet cake, and making refreshing watermelon mint lemonade.
Signs of Spring
Make a garden journal, do a spring scavenger hunt, and create coffee filter peonies.
Explore street trees, learn about phenology, and make a paper bag bonsai tree.
Sort seeds, grow seeds at home, make a living-seed necklace, and make seedy granola.
Check in on seedlings, grow carrot tops, and make carrot cookies.
Learn about animal homes, make a fairy house, play Hawk & Mouse, and make carrot-top pesto.
Go bird watching, make binoculars, build a bird’s nest, and make coconut “bird’s nest” cookies.
Create a home compost bin, make black bean “compost” dip, and play the Compost Shuffle game.
Learn an insect song, make a “worms in dirt” snack, play the In the Soil, On the Grass game, and make herbal bug spray.
Flowers & Pollinators
Learn about pollinators, craft leaf or paper pollinators, play pollinator tag, make sweet sun tea, and blend a citrus sunshine smoothie.
Enjoy this virtual version of a Trees & Saplings class for our youngest gardeners (ages 2–6).
Young naturalists (and their grown-ups) love to explore the plants, animals, and habitats around the Garden.Explore the Garden
Discovery Garden for Kids
Kids of all ages can explore habitats, uncover plant mysteries, and learn about garden wildlife in this immersive landscape.Garden Profile
Children's Garden Classes
Budding gardeners aged 2 to 13 learn about plants with hands-on horticulture activities.
The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment.