Clare is here today to bring us a fun imaginative play idea:
Fairy gardens are all the rage right now, but your boy shouldn’t have to miss out on all the imaginative play fun just because he’s a boy!
We’ve scoured the internet for the best fairy gardens for boys we could find, and we have some brilliant ideas from dinosaur gardens to Star Wars and pirates!
You and your boy will be spoiled for choice, so make sure you scroll all the way to the end so you don’t miss anything!
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Fairy Gardens for Boys
How to make a dinosaur garden
You can make a tabletop dinosaur garden which is perfect if you are short on space.
Or if you have room in the backyard you could help your boy set up a dinosaur world among the plants.
We love how this miniature dinosaur garden has been set up inside an old Belfast sink. The water adds some extra interest at playtime.
These dinosaurs have taken over the sandpit, and are having a tea party! Adding random elements like this teapot will help extend your son’s imaginative play.
Here’s a great example of how to combine a love of dinosaurs with some nature play. Plant some herb and veggie starters in a tub and this dinosaur garden for boys will grow and change over the coming weeks.
If you have room to put two containers side by side you can include a ramp so the dinosaurs can explore the whole area.
Turn your water table into a miniature dinosaur land and include lots of different textures for some real sensory play. Using glass pebbles in place of water is such a good idea if you don’t want to get everything wet.
Of course water play is a great learning experience so why not try combining some rocks with water and letting the dinosaurs explore.
More container garden ideas for boys
If you have a Star Wars fan why not set up a land from a galaxy far, far away in a large plant pot?
Younger boys will have fun setting up a play area for their favourite toy figures to explore.
Find a container, or your old red wagon, fill it with sand and make a pirate garden for your Playmobil figures!
What a great idea! Take your budding engineer outside and help him set up an outdoor train table using some flower planters.
Or go on a safari expedition in an oversized container.
Wow, Clare picked out so many cool fairy gardens for boys I am having trouble choosing the one I like the best! Which one are you planning to make?
Sunday 23rd of October 2022
LOVE your ideas!! My grandson is going to be so excited to do this- Thanks so much for all the inspiration!!
Sunday 29th of January 2023
Wonderful! So happy to hear it. Have fun :)
Wednesday 23rd of March 2022
My grandson, granddaughter and I create fairy/dragon gardens! The stories we come up with are very creative, I love their imagination!
Thursday 28th of April 2022
That is wonderful Connie!
Saturday 18th of July 2020
I saw a fairy garden that looked like a 4-wheel track, with dirt and boulders on the side. There were vehicles, maybe matchbox or a little larger, on the road. Anyone have this? Ive spent about 3 hours looking through my pins but cant find it. Need the picture so i can make one.
Sunday 19th of July 2020
Hi Wilma, I took a look on Pinterest and found this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/308989224439707856/ Let me know if that is what you are looking for, if not, I will try again. ~Sheila
Connie L Abraham
Tuesday 28th of April 2020
It is a awesome site! LOVE IT!
Wednesday 29th of April 2020
Thank you, Connie! You made my day with your kind comment.
Monday 23rd of March 2020
Nice ideas that I am interested in seeing more of. Thanks
Saturday 11th of April 2020
Wonderful Teesha! I'll see what I can do.