Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Spring Enchanted Fairy Garden

After we finished our jungle unit, we were entering spring here in Louisiana, so we decided to evolve our jungle into an Enchanted Fairy Garden.  We added more flowers to our vines, added colored tulle to our ceiling for mystical and magical feeling.  We created a garden as our hallway display (see Hallway Displays 3).  Then each child made a fairy which hung in our room.  


Our Fairies












We provided tutus and wings for the girls to dress up in.  The boys had Peter Pan and Mad Hatter outfits to wear.  The children played tea party in dramatic play, in their enchanted fairy garden.  We made fairy houses out of styrofoam cups and bowls decorated by the kids.  The children also painted egg cartons to create caterpillars.  


We also made a "butterfly bush".  I painted the children's feet the colors they chose and used their footprints to make butterflies.


The children loved their enchanted garden, and were sad to leave at the end of the year.  It was so pretty, we hated taking it down after the school year ended.


I hope our enchanted fairy garden inspires you to bring some "magic" into your classroom this year.  

~Christa~

2 comments:

  1. Super chic fairy party! I am totally in love with these handmade crafts for decorations. Looking forward to more posts like this. At some domestic Chicago venues I will also celebrate my daughter’s birthday bash on next weekend so your ideas will be extremely useful for me.

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