My 5 year old boy and I were doing some gardening the other day, when I asked him to pull out some weeds on the driveway.
He happily pulled all the weeds. Then he started to dig up some mossy strips growing between the paving bricks.
He was utterly fascinated with the moss, and I can see why!
We placed his collection on a plate and covered them with water. Now they sit like teeny tiny grassy islands on a dinner plate world. And if you look a little closer, the lush green fields roll back into the horizon, with a lumpy swamp-like terrain, covered with a smattering of trees and shrubs.
My son sat and stared at the plate for the longest time. Perfect fuel for the imagination.
I might pop them into a glass jar for him, so they keep a little longer. And place the jar by the window, just out of direct sun, and just out of direct sight.
I hope he’ll forget about them.
They are mossy landscapes are cute and all, but I don’t want to grow a garden of weeds in my house!