I was browsing the Internet and stumbled upon this great site featuring play based learning. The activities of an elementary school was featured and they were making their own fairy garden!
This is a great activity for you to do with kids you know or see on a regular basis, because it’s something they can do with materials around the house, and it’s something they can go back to and keep working on and adding to. Some items you can use are popsicle sticks, egg carton cups, toilet paper rolls, etc. You can also use this as a chance to expand or introduce an interest in growing and caring for a plant.
The site is a wonderful resource for anyone interacting with children, take a look at some of the other posts as well as the fairy garden.