Nature & Garden



Building Fairy Houses is a unique and fun way to connect Kids with Nature. They head outside, observe, and get to know the wonders of nature’s visitors to their fairy houses. Creating these unique habitats is a natural for the garden and backyard. Here are some examples where Fairy Houses, Nature and Gardens all come together!

 

The Latest Craze in Gardening ~ Building Fairy Houses!

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The latest gardening craze, building fairy houses, has strong roots in New England. The tradition of building these environmentally sensitive, small dwellings to attract fairies is generations old. Thanks to Tracy Kane, author and illustrator of The Fairy Houses Series, the spirit has been revived and is sweeping across the country.

Gardeners add their personal signature to their backyards, and building fairy houses is a signature gardening activity that children, parents, grandparents, and all who care for the environment can engage in.  more…

 

Maine Botanical Fairy Houses Festival

Tracy Kane has attended many events at Nature Centers and Botanical Gardens. This annual event shows the power of Fairy Houses to get Kids engaged in growing things and enjoying parents and grandparents.  click here

 

Michelle Obama initiative ~ “Let’s Move Outside!”

A news release on the national movement to get Kids back outside click here

 

Nature Deficit Disorder

Building Fairy Houses offers remedy for “Nature-Deficit Disorder” – reconnects kids with nature and increases curiosity.

Recent news reports have suggested that kids are suffering from “nature-deficit disorder.” Children are plagued by the estimated 44 hours per week that they spend watching TV and playing computer and video games according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Some might argue that “nature-deficit disorder” is not just a problem for children, but is ever-present with adults, too.

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, defines “nature-deficit disorder” as the cumulative effect of withdrawing nature from children’s experiences. Families too can show the symptoms - increased feelings of stress, trouble paying attention, and feelings of not being rooted in the world.

Building fairy houses, the latest outdoor craze, inspires appreciation and awareness of the environment through an activity that encourages year-round outdoor play.

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  1. quetzalli11
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    i would love to make a fairy house but i just dont know how can some one give me some tips

  2. Alyssa
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    lucy you could always try maybe getting a lot of the same size twigs and making a wall by putting them in soft ground but its just an idea. u will figure it out dont worry

  3. sweetlin1952
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    under an orange tree in my backyard in an area about four feet long and three feet wide, my grandkids and I have created a wonderful fairy village surrounded by plants, oregano, pebbles, bridges, three homemade fairy houses, store-bought gnome house, homemade furniture from natural materials, small unicorn and other animals and fairies all collected at yard sales! magical place. we add to it and change it up frequently. we have had it since April, 2013. the grandkids (ages 8,6,2) run out to the yard and check it out every time they come to my house (which is 5 out of 7 days), that is how much they love it!

  4. Kappe1
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    I am going to make a fairy village in my window well. Some people think I’m crazy when I say I believe in fairies. I just get mad at them and say that I will have proof someday. I want the world to recognize fairies as real things, not just play-pretend things for kids! Fairies r 4 real!❤️

  5. yes I know they are REAL. I HAVE SEEN TINY ONE IN MY HOUSE. SHE HAD A WOMANS BODY** AND I CALLED YHE FAIROES SO A SMALL GIRL COULDSEE THEM IN THE LIGHT I AM GOING TO BUILD A PLAYGROUND FOR THEM. HAPPY BELIEVERS COME FORTH. THEY ARE REAL**
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    I have the sweet magical ones in butterfly. Dragonfly

  6. eliz
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    @snow me too i did them when i was 7 and got over it,now i am 12 and doing it again!

  7. Eilatan
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    Hello Earthlings!
    I LOVE FAIRIYS DEY R KOOL! i am 16 years old and I LOOVVVVEEEE FAIRIYS!! SWAG!! *drops stick*

  8. Eilatan
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    Hello Earthlings!
    I LOVE FAIRIYS DEY R KOOL! i am 16 years old and I LOOVVVVEEEE FAIRIYS!! SWAG!! *drops stick* <3

  9. katrina
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    I am 9 years old. I love fairies!I build fairy houses all the time!

  10. katrina
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    🙂

  11. katrina
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    I was hiking and I saw a gnome in a tree!!! I was around 7 and 8.
    : )

  12. katrina
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    I was hiking and I saw a gnome in a tree!!! I was around 7 and 8.
    🙂

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