Activity Introduction

Use natural collected materials and objects from around your home to create a fairy garden. If you don’t have a garden you could create one in a pot plant, in your bedroom or in the park.

Safety advice: Ensure kids wash their hands thoroughly when they have been playing in the garden.

Younger kids will need support to complete this activity.

Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support.

Ideal for: Early Learning and Lower Primary Ages 3-8

Theme: 

  • get messy 
  • fresh air 
  • playtime 
  • be creative

Time required: 30 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Design and Technology, STEM, The Arts, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability 

Tips for Parents and Carers

Kids may need some ideas on what to use in their fairy garden to begin with. Encourage them to practise their writing by writing a note to the fairies – you might like to pretend to be the fairy and write back!

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Resources Required

  • Collected natural materials and/or junk objects from around the home 
  • Paper and pencils

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Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Fairy Garden - Activity Instructions

Use natural collected materials and objects from around your home to create a fairy garden. If you don’t have a garden you could create one in a pot plant, in your bedroom or in the park.

Safety advice: Ensure kids wash their hands thoroughly when they have been playing in the garden.

Step 1. Next time you are in the garden or out on a walk, collect natural objects that catch your eye. These might include sticks, leaves, nuts and pods, pieces of bark and flowers. 

Step 2. When you get home, ask a parent or caregiver if you can look through the junk drawers and around the home for any small junk or recyclable objects you could use. You might also need some binding materials like rope, elastic bands and string. 

Step 3. Look at what you have collected and with a piece of paper and pencil, draw a design of how you could use the parts to make a fairy house. What could you use for the roof? What could you use for a door? Will your house have a pool?

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