Today’s Family continues to support our families. HOME ACTIVITIES is a blog series we introduced at the beginning of the pandemic and there’s been a call to keep it going! Here is where we share activities and games to keep brains and bodies active while we all practice social distancing. Please spread these activities around: share them with friends, family, and social media.
Today, we’re going to learn about how to make our very own Fairy Garden! These cute displays are a great way to spend an afternoon, and who knows, you may come back the next day to find a new winged neighbour in your garden!
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Building your own Fairy Garden is a great way to practice Imaginative Play. Imaginative Play gives children of all ages opportunities to act out different roles in new scenarios, thereby improving their ability to think about other perspectives. Ask them questions about the possible fairy visitors. If it’s cold outside, ask if they think they’ll need a blanket to keep warm. Or, ask how the fairies will gather food to eat, how many fairies will come to visit, or if the fairy garden will attract different kinds of animal visitors!
Questions like these are great to get children thinking about different scenarios and circumstances. They will apply knowledge of things they have learned before into answering these sorts of questions. Any time you ask children to think through their actions and plans is a good learning opportunity!