Miss A and I just returned from a special overnight visit to my sister’s new house in Pennsylvania so the kids could have some much anticipated cousin time! Since it it was our first time being together in a while we decided to surprise them with a special project – building a fairy garden!
Finding the perfect spot was easy – I mean just look at the wonderful antique planter. Next, everyone, including me picked a wooden dwelling to paint. There was lots of chatting and giggling and imagining as we painted.
Once everything was dry, it was time to build the garden, adding a river and even a dangling precipice for the gazebo. Doesn’t it look wonderful?
Now, inspired by my life-long fascination with fairies (which has clearly rubbed off on my daughter and her cousins) here are three fairy-themed writing posts to inspire your creativity and foster some writing skills in your little ones.
Fairy Post #1: One of my favorite early morning activities as a child visiting my grandparents was to tiptoe across their dewy lawn in search of fairy wash. Do you know what I’m talking about? Find out in this oldie-but-goodie: FAIRYWASH: Capturing Ideas Before They Evaporate.
Fairy Post #2: A few years ago, my daughter and I (this was at the height of our own fairy garden building frenzy) were delighted to discover the most amazing fairy forest at Boxerwood Gardens in Lexington, VA. See how that inspired my writing in this special post: BOXERWOOD FAIRY FOREST: Learning from the Experts.
Fairy Post #3: Find out how I used my daughter’s love of our fairy garden to foster letter writing skills in my reluctant reader and writer in this sweet post: HAPPY SPRING: Time to Write Fairy Letters!
Happy Writing, Fairy Style!