Helping Kiwi Kids Grow

Help your little ones welcome their first garden this spring! Our super easy-to-use Kids Mini Garden will help get them started. 

We've also put together some top kids crops, a fun colouring activity and some te reo māori to learn in the garden. 

Help your little ones welcome their first garden! Growing their own is an awesome skill kids will have for life, so we’ve created this super easy-to-use Tui Kids Mini Garden to get them started.

There's no need for a pot or container, simply plant crops like broccoli, strawberries, lettuce leaves and marigolds straight into the marked spots on the bag. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the bag for a patch bursting with colourful goodness in no time!

We're also proud to be donating 50c from every bag sold to the Garden to Table Trust to help more Kiwis kids grow and learn in the garden.

We’d love to see your garden grow - share your photos with #MyTuiMiniGarden on Facebook and Instagram.


What you'll need:

  • Tui Kids Mini Garden
  • Gloves & mask
  • Scissors/knife
  • Seedling plants
  • An adult to help
  • A marker pen to write your name on the bag


top kids crops to grow 

Learn the māori names of the crops you grow in your mini garden!

Colouring Activity 

Colour me in while you're waiting to see what goodies grow in your garden! Snap a photo of your finished masterpiece and share it with us using #MyTuiMiniGarden to be in to win a Tui prize pack. 

Click here to download a PDF of the colouring sheet

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Helping Kiwi Kids Grow Comments

  • What an excellent idea of this mini garden. To encourage my grandson (7 Years) to grow things there is a competition between Grandad & Grandson every year to see who can grow the best or biggest etc. Sunflowers, climbing beans, giant pumpkins so far. Grandad supplies him with the pot, soil and instructions! As we do not live in the same area photos & facetime are used. What fun they have together comparing notes as they grow!!


    • Hi Trisha, what a great way to pass on gardening skills to your grandson.


  • Teaching children to grow gardens is always a great and awesome development pathway. Love the initiatives to prizes, especially having grandfather's involved with the young grandsons. My grandfather spoke at my school for me when I was in Primary. 40 years on and I still remember. Well Tui, I love the development method for the children that you have come up with 👍.

    Jonn Naera

  • What a great Idea all Children should be taught where our food comes from. A full New Zealand run by schools and parents .