kids activities


Create your own miniature oasis in a bottle. Some plants such as ferns and mosses enjoy growing in a bottle garden or terrarium.


  • Large glass or plastic jar
  • Gravel or small stones
  • Potting mix
  • Selection of 3-4 different small growing plants
  • Plastic animals or other objects for decoration


  • Place a thin layer of pebbles on the base of the jar, this will help with drainage.
  • Cover the pebbles with a layer of potting mix.
  • Make a hollow in the potting mix and place plants into their holes, firming the mix around them.
  • Very gently water the plants into place.
  • Cover the potting mix with layer of small stones, and add your decoration.
  • Place the lid on top.
  • Keep the soil moist but do not over water.

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Adult supervision may be required to help with this project, depending on the child's age.