Summer Theme Week – Terrariums

Terrarium Week

My daughter has been wanting to make a “Fairy Garden” all year.  This summer her wish will come true.  Terrariums are fun, easy and low maintenance.

** I suggest you keep a large poster displayed for the week where you will record the different plants and animals found in various habitats.  This will help your children decide what kind of Terrarium they want to make and how they will decorate it.**

Day 1: Desertdesert terrarium

  • Watch Video on the Desert
  • Look at a world map or globe and talk about where the major deserts in the world are located.
  • Read : Succulents by June Loves and Life in a Desert by Carol K. Lindeen
  • Talk about the types of plants and animals that live in the desert.
  • Free Worksheets to reinforce what was learned
  • Craft – I found a Lizard craft at AC Moore for $1.  You could also fill a jar with different colors of sand.  Or look around AC Moore for desert stickers and make a picture.
  • Snack – use pre-made biscuit dough (like Pillsbury) and form into cacti.  Bake as directed.
  • Add the desert plants and animals to the poster/journal.

tropical terrarium

Day 2: Tropical Forest

Day 3: Woodlandswoodland terrarium

Day 4: Make A Terrarium! 

Day 5: Field Trip

  • Visit Tyler Arboretum – a great place to see little fairy homes and gardens.


Please post your completed Terrariums! 🙂


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3 thoughts on “Summer Theme Week – Terrariums

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  2. Andrea Halstead May 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm Reply

    This looks awesome! I have been wanting to make terrariums with the kids but never have done it yet. Maybe this summer is the time! Thanks for the great ideas

    • Mama Nice May 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm Reply

      If you decide to make some, please post pics!

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