This week Merryn and I made tiny terrarium or fairy gardens. In some of them we put little fairy figurines. Gavin decided to put a Ninja Turtle in his. This was a really easy project. First we put tiny stones at the bottom, followed by earth and larger stones on top. Then we added succulent plants. Many terrariums tell you to put activated charcoal to the soil. We experimented and used some on half of the terrariums we made. I think it will be fine without it but we shall see! All of the materials aside from the plant we got at dollarama. We also used old vases that we had at home.
Every time Merryn put in a big stone she said she had to make a wish on it. As a writing activity you could have your child write out some of their wishes. Another option would be to write the instructions so they could make the terrariums independently. Merryn opted to write a note to the fairy that was going to move into its new home. She loved this exercise so much she insisted we make a video of it to share with the class. Stay tuned!
Following a child's interest is the most engaging way to extend on their learning. Here I have posted some every day activities that can draw from various strands across different age groups. Remember each child has different interests so the key to working with your child is to follow their lead and ask the right questions.