What are Fairy Houses?
Fairy Houses are small structures for the fairies and nature’s friends to visit. Sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pine cones and nuts are just some of the natural materials that can be used. Ranging from simple to intricate ‘Fairy Mansions’, these whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and pride.
The simple challenge of creating a fairy house offers children a unique activity that encourages them to go outside and connect with the natural world, nurturing care and respect for the environment.
A Wave of Fairy House Building
The wave of fairy house building throughout the country was inspired by The Fairy Houses Series® of books, written & illustrated by Tracy Kane. The Series has popularized this wonderful outdoor activity that originally started on islands off the coast of New England.
Unplugged and Outdoors!
Children first need to enjoy nature before they can appreciate and hopefully come to protect it as adults. The activity of building fairy houses offers a fun, creative way for kids to get to know about nature. It encourages kids to head outside, use their imaginations and enjoy the wonders of nature…all while creating their own fairy habitats!
Everything about Fairy Houses
FairyHouses.com is the place to be for everything “Fairy House” related. Find information on building fairy houses, award-winning books and DVD. The Fairy Houses Club offers activities to enjoy when inside due to inclement weather or those long winter nights. Find downloadable coloring pages and instructional videos. Plus you can vote on houses created by other builders, enter the Fairy Houses Contest, win prizes, solve puzzles and much more!
Comments from Fans
It was pure joy watching them as the listened intently to Tracy as she read her book, and then again as they created fairy houses of their own. Tracy has given us all a wonderful, magical memory.—
One child even spent the morning brushing her dog so she could make a dog-hair carpet.—
The stories excite children to explore the natural world.—
You present a wonderful program and create such a sense of community, Thank-you.—
Kane and Sanders weave an intricate and spellbinding adventure… I highly recommend Forest Secrets to parents, elementary school teachers, librarians, and fairy house builders of all ages!—
The Tracy Kane books just fly off our shelves!— , Cary Memorial Library