First, we wrote a how-to book about how to build a fairy house. I forgot to take a picture of this, but we had lots of experts in the classroom that could help us fill in the steps.
Next, we went on a hike to collect materials for our houses.
We looked at some existing fairy houses for inspiration:
The next week, we laid out our materials and made a plan for our house in our science journals. I was so impressed with the details and dedication in these plans!
Then we got to work. The houses turned out amazing!
Overall it was a very cool project, and I'm so proud of how creative and hard-working the kids were! Sadly most of the houses didn't last long, since other grades use the forest during recess. But it was still worth the effort!