Back-To-School Supplies & Fun Activities for Kids: The Plant Edit

child potting soil

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As the sun sets on the summer break and elementary and middle school children head back into the classroom, it is time for a fresh chapter of learning and growth. With the return to school comes the excitement of new beginnings and a need for new supplies to support children’s learning and creativity.

At Wild About Houseplants, we think this is the perfect opportunity to weave the enchantment of nature into your child’s academic journey. 

We have curated a list of plant-themed back-to-school supplies, as well as engaging after-school activities and kids’ bedroom decor, all designed to ignite children’s curiosity about the natural world. We also added bonus ideas for you to treat yourself and show appreciation for your children’s teachers. 

Explore our list of nature-themed school supplies to create a back-to-school experience that’s as enchanting as it is educational!

Nature-Themed School Supplies

leaf pattern school bag

This charming kids’ school bag, featuring a delightful plant print, has ample space for books and supplies. We are obsessed with this beautiful print.

tropical palm school bag

With spacious compartments, including an inner zipper pocket and open pockets, organization is a breeze with this backpack. Infuse your child’s school days with a splash of color and a dash of tropical flair!

cute sloth pencil case

Make stationery organization adorable with a cute pencil case featuring a cheeky sloth. With plenty of space to organize pens, pencils, erasers and more, this pencil case ensures every tool for learning is within reach.

kids' cactus stainless water bottle

Children will want to stay hydrated with this cute 15 oz cactus drink bottle. Double-wall insulation keeps water cool throughout the day, whether in the classroom or on the playground.

floral school bag

A whimsical floral backpack designed with elementary school kids in mind. Its playful floral pattern bursts with color. 

Plant-Inspired Activities for Children

flower and herb garden project for kids

Ignite your child’s curiosity and creativity with the National Geographic Flower & Herb Gardening Kit, exclusive to Amazon. It combines the joy of crafting with the magic of gardening. Kids can unleash their artistic talents by decorating their pots, then they can sow the seeds of cosmos, nasturtium, and basil. This kit will keep them entertained for months.

activity and sticker book for kids

Let your child learn, play, and explore with the Into The Forest Nature Stickers & Activity Book. Perfect for children aged 4-8, this book is packed with activities. Your child can dive into the forest-themed scenes, coloring, and crafting their own stories of exploration.

flower building blocks for kids

Introduce your young ones to a world of imaginative play and learning with the Flower Garden Building Toy. Designed to spark creativity and nurture cognitive development, this STEM-based toy is perfect for kids aged 3 to 7. With an impressive 148 pieces in vibrant colors, this flower-building set lets children craft stunning bouquets and gardens that spring to life with their touch.

exploring nature activity book for kids

This book is a must-have for young adventurers aged 6+. Encourage your little nature enthusiast to embrace the great outdoors as they embark on a journey of tracking, exploring, discovering, and creating. This book is a treasure trove of hands-on educational activities, from crafting bird feeders out of fruit to creating sundials. With so much entertainment to be had, it’s no wonder this book has such great reviews.

kids gardening set with rake and shovel

Encourage them to embrace gardening and nurture the spirit of exploration and outdoor learning with the JustForKids Garden Tool Set. This four-piece set, with a shovel, hoe, and rakes, is the perfect introduction to gardening for children aged 5 and up. Crafted with care, each tool offers a realistic gardening experience that encourages creativity and outdoor play.

terrarium craft project for kids

Designed for young explorers aged 5-8, this captivating terrarium kit allows kids to craft, plant, water, and nurture their very own miniature ecosystem. Just add water and watch the magic unfold! This indoor activity enables kids to engage in hands-on learning, combining the fun of arts and crafts with the intrigue of science.

flower press preserve leaves for kids

Allow your kids to preserve nature’s beauty with this Flower Press Book. This beginner-friendly flower pressing kit is designed to make the process of drying and preserving botanical treasures super simple.

propogation station science

Plant propagation can be a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of houseplants. Experimenting with taking cuttings and seeing the roots grow in water is not only a fun activity, but also an educational journey. Let them create their own wee science experiment with this propagation station.

Botanical Decor for Your Child’s Bedroom

cute succulemnt plant plush toy

Here is a delightful companion that promises to bring comfort and joy to your child’s world. Crafted with care, this plush toy ensures countless cuddly moments. Whether adorning their bedroom decor or becoming a cherished travel buddy, its irresistible charm might just have them carrying it around wherever they go.

tropical floral bean bag

This tropical-patterned beanbag is perfect for the playroom or your child’s bedroom. Designed with convenience and safety in mind, it is suitable for all ages. Whether they are sinking in with a book or enjoying a movie, it promises stylish comfort.

leafy height chart

Capture every inch of your child’s growth with the Tropical Plant Growth Ruler. This height chart wall art features a tropical plant design, making it a beautiful piece of bedroom decor that also keeps track of your kid’s growth journey.

Teacher Appreciation Gift

thank you teacher appreciation gift

Educators play a significant role in nurturing children’s minds and fostering growth. That’s why we think this pot is the perfect teacher appreciation gift.

This ceramic succulent plant pot – adorned with the heartfelt words Thank You for Helping Me Grow – will add greenery to the classroom. Show your child’s teacher you are grateful for everything they do with this thoughtful planter pot.

Self-Appreciation Treat

Whether you drink coffee or wine, these wine glasses – with playful phrases like Crazy Plant Lady – and this Plant Mom Coffee Mug are perfect for a plant lover. Here’s to you, the tireless parent and plant mom. 

just one more plant set with tote bag, mug and keychain

This indoor plant-themed set, complete with a tote bag, to-go coffee cup, and houseplant keychain, is perfect for the on-the-go parent. Add a touch of nature to your everyday hustle with this trio of stylish essentials.

From vibrant backpacks adorned with leaves to fun after-school activities inspired by nature to keep the kids entertained, every item we’ve handpicked holds the potential to inspire curiosity and nurture creativity.

Shop our wishlist of plant-themed supplies and activities today.


* Prices in USD and correct at the time of publishing.