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What’s hiding in the garden? It’s a tiny home! Decorate your garden as you create a whimsical house for any kind of critter!



  • Terracotta Pot
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Fake Flowers
  • Pipe cleaners



  • Use paint to decorate your pot. Brainstorm a list of features you’d like to include in your house. How many doors does it have? How many windows? What colour is the roof? Are there any plants growing nearby? See below for extra ideas on how to decorate your house that help support learning outcomes across different grade levels!
  • Allow your pot time to dry
  • Place fake flowers and/or pipe cleaners in the hole in the top of your pot for added flair!
  • Find a spot for your tiny home in the garden!


How does this spark creative learning?

Winter, spring, summer and fall – which season is the best of all? Design your garden home drawing inspiration from one of the four seasons! Think about what happens during that season, and the colours that you see outside as you decorate!

Grade 1:
What is your house made of? Use your senses to help you make observations about your tiny garden home, and put your vocabulary to the test as you describe the characteristics of the materials that make up your house!

Grade 2:  
Which way does the wind blow? Instead of adding fake flowers and pipe cleaners to the top of your garden home, design a device that can be attached to the top of your house that proves that air can move! A spinning pinwheel, a flapping flag – the choice is all up to you!

Grades 3-5
What’s happening in your garden? Put your creativity to the test as you craft a tale about just who (or what!) is making your tiny garden home their own, and all the fun adventures that happen in and around their house!

Stay tuned for more resources to help spark kids’ creative learning!

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