Looking to bond with your kiddos outdoors?

Many children will enjoy creating an area just for the fairies. For children who aren’t so interested in the wee folk, then perhaps they can make an area for some small toy people, animals or even race cars!

It helps if this area is near where you work in the garden, by the veggie patch perhaps. That way, you are together but you can also get a few chores done at the same time.

What You’ll Need

  • A base to build on such as sand or soil.
  • Feathers
  • Stones
  • Cones
  • Shells
  • Bark
  • Sticks

Let’s Get Down to Work!

There are no steps for this activity other than to help your child gather natural materials that are safe to play with and are no longer part of a living plant. Materials will stay up more easily if they are pushed into the sand/soil or if the sand/soil is built up around the base of the item.

Make arbours and tunnels or grand entrances with bark, feathers and cones:


Make houses and courtyards, pathways and gardens. Add elements such as table and chairs decorated with a crystal or old cedar cones that look like mini flowers:


Make a little village for dancing and playing: