Growing and collecting Tillandsia is a trending hobby amongst all ages! From displaying a large Xerographica to raising an Ionantha pup, air plants never cease to amaze us with their diverse species, unique life cycles, and wide range of ways to use them. Many adults are drawn to air plants and, likewise, creating air plant projects is a fun way to introduce children to the world of Tillandsia. What better way to share nature and teach young ones of the exotic specimens of air plants than to have them build a complete terrarium of their own this summer either at school, church, daycare, or home?
Constructing air plant terrariums is not only a great way to spark creativity and promote responsibility, but it also teaches children how to create and mimic the native environments of Tillandsia which are indigenous to rainforests, mountains, and deserts of Central and South America. Through caring for the plants, kids can experience first-hand how the air plants grow, bloom, and reproduce.
During the stay-home orders of the Covid-19 pandemic, we created a custom educational Air Plant Supply Co. DIY terrarium kit which includes an exclusive at-home lesson plan. Each terrarium kit comes with stones, moss, two air plants, large globe, and corresponding activity sheet. With this kit, young ones will enhance their plant-related vocabulary and use their observation skills to identify and even draw the different parts of the air plants. Assembling and maintaining these simple and appealing terrariums will keep kids intrigued all summer long while reaping the educational and cognitive benefits of caring for live plants!
Pro tip: Make sure to supervise children when building glass terrariums! The pebble accessories, which are included in some of our terrarium kits, can be heavy and abrasive when adding to the base of the glass terrarium.
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