It not only allows your child to dig into their creative brain, it also gives them an opportunity to practice writing and play in some dirt (don’t worry, it’s not really all that messy!)
- A bowl or decorative container
- A small plant or two (we used cacti because they are easy to care for and very hearty)
- River stones, colorful glass stones, etc
- Miniature Decorations
I started this activity by taking my girls to a craft store. I let them choose a few miniature decorations for their story as well as choose the river rocks and a container of colored stones and a small bowl. We then stopped by Home Depot to get a small cactus for each of them along with some potting soil.
I poured some potting soil into the bowl and they evened it out. The first thing they did was plant their cactus. I had to help a little bit since these guys were very prickly, but they told me exactly where they wanted it planted.
Now here is the best part! Once they finish their garden they had to come up with a story about it. Each of them spent a good amount of time writing their story…. I can’t tell you how proud they were to finish their story gardens. They now share them with everyone who walks in our door, and they also tend to their gardens often to make sure their plants stay in good health!