August 5, 2009

Build a Fairy House!

Little kids love the concept of fairies, and building a fairy house in nature is a fun, free activity that may be enjoyed year round!

What exactly is a fairy house, you ask? "Fairy Houses are small structures made for the fairies to visit. Sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pinecones and nuts are just some of the natural materials used."

 Click here to learn more about How to Build a Fairy House. Building materials for Fairy Houses abound in nature no matter what the season. Click here for some ideas of what to use in summer, autumn, winter and spring. I love this idea because it gets children outdoors and using their hands and imaginations. I loved nothing more than being outside as a child, beckoning adventures in nature, from making pretend 'soups and stews' from leaves, twigs and berries to weaving crowns of flowers to wear while reigning over the backyard.

May many fairies visit your houses!

via Mama Bite

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