Learn how to make “toyrariums” in this fun kids gardening tutorial. These terrariums are easy for kids to make and can inspire them to help with the family garden.
I have been trying to do more projects and activities with the kids outside each day. We’ve planted seeds and enjoy letting the chickens roam the yard.
Finding fun activities that teach lessons of sustainability is always something I’m looking for. So we decided to work on a gardening project and make some adorable terrariums, but make them more fun with toys.
I was unable to find smalls succulents after visiting 3 places, so we settled on some ground cover plants that were small enough to fit in the glass bowls they chose. They’ll probably overgrow the terrariums before long, but we still get the lesson.
It took us about 10 minutes to put these together once I gathered the supplies, but the lesson will be ongoing. I have told the girls they are responsible for keeping their plants watered.
You can even make this a learning activity using our Kids Gardening Journal! It’ll help them understand the life cycle of the plants they grow!
How to Make Kids Toyrarium Gardens
- Glass fish bowl
- Succulents or other plants
- Plastic frogs or other small toys
- Start by removing the plants from the container, keeping the soil they came in, and transfer them to your glass fish bowl.
- Add extra soil to the container to finish transplanting it, then gently water the plant. Place your plastic frogs or other toys around the plants in your terrarium.
- Let your kids watch their plants grow! You can use our Kids Gardening Journal to help them document the growth!