Who doesn’t love fairies?! They are the most magical creatures (well, besides unicorns – everyone knows that!!) and they really allow for the kids to build and extend on their imaginations as they create fairy worlds and stories. So if you’ve ever thought, I need more fairy-based activity ideas, then this blog post is going to be perfect for you!
Let’s create some fairy magic! Here are several ideas to get you and the children started:
- Make an easy fairy craft
- Draw a simple fairy house
- Set up a gorgeous natural fairy garden
- Make wands you can eat
- Create wands you can play with
- Design your own fairy land for fairy pretend play
- Design a fairy home, and really encourage the children to think about what’s needed
- Write letters to the fairies
- Add a fairy door to your classroom or home
- Read poems about fairies
- Dress up as fairies
Oh! There’s just so many ideas, but one that is my absolute favourite is to create a fairy garden with the children. It really allows them to stop and think about what someone else might need from this space (and a tiny someone else at that!) and allows for some amazing problem-solving, experimenting and hypothesising to take place. To get you started, here’s a short list of somethings that might be needed in a fairy garden:
- plant pots for houses
- tree stumps
- pine cones
- plant saucers or little pots for pools
- pieces of bark
- gems and jewels
- little fairy dolls or other characters
- pieces of slate
You can also really create an amazing tactile garden that invites the children to explore with their five senses, rather than just one!
Did you know that I have a number representation that is made of fairy homes? It’s the perfect extension that allows you to extend on those early mathematical concepts while also engaging their love of fairies!