Mini Habitats

This activity and post is entirely kid-made. I had nothing to do with any of it. Photographs and this post was done by my 12-year-old. The set up was created by my 8, 10 and 12 year old. Such an easy activity for the backyard.


Mini habitats are a wonderful way to get creative. You just need sticks, rocks, plants and a plastic box. It’s really fun and engaging way to use your backyard. 

Materials

  • Plastic figurines: eg. lizard, snake, hamster ect
  • Bark,wood and sticks
  • Plants and leaves
  • Plastic container

To create your mini habitats, first put your leaves on the bottom making soft base. Next arrange all the items such as rocks, sticks and bark inside the habitats. Place your creature in your box and voila you’ve made yourself a home for your toy creature. Another type of habitat you can make is a water filled, you can put toy turtles, fish and other water creatures. Instead of having leaves on the bottom fill it with water. After it’s filled to the desired height, you can let out your inner stylist. You can put bricks, rocks and flowers to decorate the habitat.

Backyard Play - make mini habitats

Backyard Play - make mini habitats

Backyard Play - make mini habitats

Backyard Play - make mini habitats

Backyard Play - make mini habitats

Backyard Play - make mini habitats

I think that these habitats are simple, gorgeous and full of real material that you would find in a real habitat, so it makes it amazingly life like. This fun activity is a great way to get kids using their imagination.

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PipB

Pip is Kelly's 12-year-old daughter. She loves making up elaborate games for her two younger siblings, making stop motion videos, writing stories and creating all day long. She has a creative mind, great ideas and loves having fun with her mum, dad and siblings.

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