kids activities

Mini Garden

This is a fun project where you can use recycled containers and
old toys to make your own magic scene - so let’s get creative!



  • Container – a planter pot, plant saucer, or wooden box.
  • A collection of small leafed plants, for example: mondo grass, moss, succulents, ferns, spring flowers.
  • A collection of fun objects, for example: plastic animals, fairies, lego men, shells (to make a pond or path), pebbles (to make a path)



Decorate with your collection of fun objects, you can change these as often as you like to create different scenes.

Make sure your container has sufficient drainage. If the gaps are too large, place a layer of small stones down to prevent the soil from running out, when watering. Alternatively if the container has no holes, get an adult to help you to put some in.

Now put down your soil or potting mix.

Plant your collection of plants.

Click here to download as a pdf for printing.

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