DIY: Potting Play Station for Kids

June 14, 2023 ยท by Anyssa Hessler

Summer is here! And like most mommas with littles, I'm doing all I can to keep my kids occupied! My Pinterest board is full of inexpensive crafts and activities to try with my toddlers. I came across a DIY potting station and, as an avid plant lover, I had to give it a try! 

Here's what you need: 

Dry beans - any kind really, I went with brown beans to resemble soil 
Plastic pots
- I had some saved from plants I had purchased in the past but you can also find them in the plant department at Wal-Mart or Lowes!  
Fake flowers
Plastic shovels 

Large plastic container with lid
 (to hold the beans) 
- my youngest is 2 years old so this was much needed to contain the mess! My 4-year-old was much tidier. 
Water can
- just to pretend, adding water into the mix might not be the best idea! 

My kids played with this activity for over an hour the first time I introduced them to it! And they asked to do it again soon after. I just stored all the items in the same container as the beans to keep everything tidy and in one place. 

I love activities that mimic real life activities and that prompt imaginary play. My 2-year-old mostly played with the beans and shovels for sensory play, but he still had a lot of fun. I think this activity works well for kids ages 2 and up! It's especially great for a rainy day when you can't get outside. 

Let us know if you give this activity a try! Tag us on social media @daintyjewellsblog 

Anyssa Hessler

About Anyssa Hessler

Anyssa Hessler is Dainty Jewell's' marketing & social media manager. She lives in a small town and old home in Indiana with her husband, Alec and children Reyna & Everett. She and her husband serve as youth leaders at The House of Prayer. She enjoys making a mess in the kitchen, treasure hunting in thrift stores, and testing her green thumb. Find her on Instagram @anyssa.hessler.