Make a Terrarium

This is a great activity to do with kids with something as simple as a mason jar and plants from your backyard.

All you need is:

  • glass jar with a lid
  • small amount of soil (enough to fit into lid)
  • moss and small plants that grow in moss


  • add small amount of dirt in lid, smooth evenly with lid
  • place moss and other plants on top of dirt
  • add little water if dirt and plants are dry
  • carefully place glass jar over plants onto lid and slowly screw on the lid, the soil will move away from the edges to the middle as you screw it on
  • place in a sunny area for at least a few hours of daily sun
  • the condensation that forms will continue to water the plants


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