What are considerations when planning a Magic Garden?
When planning your Magic Garden, consider theses three thoughts to help you make a great decision about where it can go physically. Use the theme ideas on the next page as your family brainstorms its Magic Garden.
1. Indoor vs.Outdoor: The theme of all the gardens work both inside and out. Inside is best for the Magic Garden if the materials are valuable to you (money-wise or sentimental-wise) or if you use things that cannot withstand rain. Inside gardens are also called container gardens. Together decide what will be in your garden, and then select inside or out.
2. Permanent vs. Moveable: In our gardens, we have both permanent and portable Magic Gardens. And there can be combinations of both. We create gardenscapes with rocks and logs and other natural elements. For instance in our dinosaur garden, we leave the small dinos in the Magic Garden all summer, and we keep the bigger ones in a tub in our porch. When it is time to play, the tub comes to the garden. A few have “run away” so now they sleep on the porch.
3. 100% Transportable: Some gardens you just bring everything outside to play and create the garden. These are 100% transportable. This is the case with our LEGO garden page 30.
How do I select a theme?
Visit our brainstorm ideas.Brainstorm Ideas
What tools do I need?
Visit our tools section to get geared up.
I have the print book, how do the QR codes work?
It’s super simple! Hover your phone’s camera over the QR code on any page to scan it. The relevant Magic Garden web page will open. Watch the videos making gardens, learn fun facts, shop ,find lists of items used for each garden and much more.
What is a Magic Basket?
A Magic Basket, is a basket of “extra” play things for your Magic Garden. Things that let kids creativity blossom. We have created ideas for each Magic Garden about what could go in the basket based on the theme. Our basket always has sticks, rocks, paint brush, action figures, mini chair, table, matchbox car, animals, Legos, fabric, silk flowers, blocks, coins, and so much more. They are imagination starters.
Why is there a Connect Section?
This entire company was created to deepen the connections between kids and adults. You create Magic Gardens based on what the kids love – that opens them up to communicating. So to help you connect with kids, we created a connect section with each garden, these are simple questions to get kids sharing what and how them think about things – to deepen your understanding of each other – it sone of the parts of creating the gardens, the connections.
How do I get in contact with Nancy or Lisa?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your interest in Magic Gardens. Together we will plant seeds of joy.