One of our former parents is a teacher at a neighbouring school. Her class created fairy doors to put in the forest beside their school. Today we went in search of the doors.
It was a beautiful day to run through the forest checking behind
all the trees and stomps.
This woods has lots of trails to wander and big stumps to climb on, a natural playground. The children searched and searched and some reported they found 9 doors while others found 11.
After counting we gathered in an opening beside a big stump so I could
introduce our project for the day.
Each child could make their own fairy garden to take home.
Provided were a small bowls of soil, sliced pieces of cork, bottle caps, jewels
The children also collected sticks, stones, and pine cones off the ground.
Then they began to put their gardens together.
Getting more items as they created.
Each garden is unique according to what attracted the child.
Because we used live moss they gave their a spray of water when they
But we weren’t finished yet.
I introduced Fairy Wishes to the children.
If you blow just a few Wishes over your gardens then maybe fairies will move in.
I demonstrated blowing the wishes and as the dandelion fluff separated and
they spiraled done to the ground they kind of look like little fairies.
A good blow and lots of wishes all over his garden.
Fairies didn’t arrive but I did have a little gnome for each garden.
A wee little home for the gnome.
Hopefully the fairies and the gnomes will be comfortable in their new gardens.