It seems that creating small worlds of imagination never looses popularity amongst the children.
Throw in the added attraction of teeny tiny things that kids just love to handle - small smooth pebbles, marbles of glass, minute tea sets, mini furniture, buttons, shells - and you have yourself a winner.
This sunny day we set out a couple of shallow boxes and containers filled with sand, along with a basket of goodies to create little worlds.
Scraps of material, small dishes, fake flowers, pebbles, driftwood pieces, shells and plastic butterflies were arranged and rearranged endlessly to create worlds and fairy gardens.
What fairy could resist a world such as this, created with care and thought and imagination?
Imaginative play worlds in sand boxes are simple to throw together at home and make a fun school holiday experience. You can pick up bags of sand cheaply from your local hardware.
Like some more on fairy gardens? Try:
::: Fairy Gardens @ Pinterest
::: Miniature Play Worlds @ Pinterest
::: Small world play ideas @ The Imagination Tree
::: Cardboard box town @ The Imagination Tree
Where has imagination taken your children lately?