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
- get messy
- fresh air
- be creative
Time required: 30 minutes
Curriculum connections: Design and Technology, STEM, The Arts, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability
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!
- Collected natural materials and/or junk objects from around the home
- Paper and pencils
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