Calling all nature lovers! My kids love to be outdoors so I am always trying to come up with fun activities that we can do in the backyard. If you have a nature loving kiddo or a child that loves to create and use their imagination, I think this activity will be right up their alley! This Nature Terrarium was really fun to create and since lots of plants/trees are blooming and everything is fresh and colorful, your child’s terrarium will be bright and beautiful! This is a simple but fun nature activity for kids so get outside and dive into nature! Let your child run outside and enjoy the outdoors for this exciting activity.
Nature Jar Activity For Kids- Terrarium Tutorial
Materials Needed for creating the Nature Terrarium:
- Glass Jar With Lid
- Items From Your Backyard (flowers, mulch, rocks, pinecones, leaves etc…)
Instructions For Fun Kids Activity In Mason Jar
I made this into a nature scavenger hunt to make it more of a game. We went outside to collect items from nature. I held a bowl and my daughter went around our backyard and collected items to place in her jar. I suggested looking for certain things that I knew were in our yard and she searched and found them! She thought that part of the activity was really fun!
Nature prompts can be as simple as-
How many types of flowers can you find?
Or as educational as-
Can you find tree seed pod that flutters to the ground gently, like it is on wings? Do you think that is helpful to the tree and if so how?
If you need ideas, you could use this Nature Bingo Card for nature prompts.
Once she had collected the items she wanted and put them in her bowl, we went back inside and filled the glass jar up with the nature items she had collected. I helped her arrange them so that each item could be seen. The flowers she found are her favorite part of her terrarium! We placed here Mason Jar Nature Activity For Kids in her room so she can look at the items and remember the searching for them and learning about them.
Do you have a nature lover at home? Do you think he or she would love this nature activity for kids? This would also make a great Earth Day activity for kids. Feel free to come back and share with us what went into your child’s nature terrarium! Show us your nature jars on social media @familyfocusblog!
Exploring Nature With Children