Make your own plant markers

Make your own plant markers

Gardening is fun but remembering what you have planted can be tricky, especially if you are planting your own herb garden. Try this activity to help kids identify seedlings.

What you need:

  • cardboard
  • markers
  • scissors
  • laminate or clear contact
  • PVA or craft glue
  • pop sticks


Number of players:


Cut your cardboard out into small shapes from the garden. This could be leaves, flowers or even a caterpillar.

Write the name of the seeds you are planting, be it herbs, fruit and veggies or just flowers.

Decorate the shapes with your own design.

Laminate the shapes or, alternatively, contact both sides of the shape making sure to cover it completely.

Glue the shape to the pop stick.

Place the stick into the soil close to your seed, but not too close!

Now you will not forget what you have planted and can easily identify the plant when it sprouts.


  • You can also add the date to the marker if you wish so you remember when the seed was sown.



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