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Fun for Families

Best practices for visiting fairy or gnome homes in public places
  • If you are sick, please stay home.

  • Masks or face coverings are required for any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering throughout park and green space properties, as per New York State and local county guidelines.

  • Stay six feet from visitors not in your household. Make room for others to pass when possible.

  • When building fairy and gnome homes in public park and green space properties, use only natural, non-living building materials.

  • When viewing fairy and gnome homes, unless you built it, look with your eyes, not your hands.


The health and safety of visitors are our first priorities.

Learn more about COVID-19 safety procedures as required by New York State and public health officials.

Building Fairy and Gnome Home Ideas

Legend says if you build fairy and gnome homes, they will come.

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Want more? 

  • describes How to Build a Fairy House in Your Own Backyard (and it won’t cost you a cent) 



Be sure to take a picture and post to the 518FairyHomes Facebook Group so we can all enjoy your creations!

Coloring Pages

Ms. Jennie's Coloring Pages

Click on the image below to download a printable version of these coloring pages.

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Print your own coloring page to color at home, choices here for the whole family!


Post it in your window to share with your neighborhood.

Be sure to take a picture and post to the 518FairyHomes Facebook group so we can enjoy all your creations!

Fairy Tea and Gnome Parties

Anything that is small and dainty or whimsical and fun can be served at a fairy tea or gnome party.  Here are some ideas.

Fairy & Gnome Food!




  • Fairy fizz

  • Fruit flavored iced or hot tea

  • Morning Dew:  Water flavored with berries or lemon




Scavenger Hunts

Downloadable Version

Downloadable Version

Other Fun Ideas
  • Check out Tracy Kane’s site for information on her books, including lots of  activities! Lots to see and do here with all things fairy. Tracy Kane’s goal is to get children and adults alike out into nature, exploring and experiencing its wonders. Look for her on Youtube also.


  • Get out and explore your local parks, forests, and nature centers! While looking for fairies and gnomes, check out these fantastic wildlife and nature apps to assist you with identification for kids (and adults) of all ages.

Check out these great fairy & gnome homes!

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Check out all these cool fairy and gnome books you can borrow!


Overdrive Link for econtent: 


All titles can be found in the catalog here:

Fairy and Gnome Home Field Journal

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Use this field journal to keep track of all the fairy and gnome homes you visit!

Each page has a place to draw the home you found and record your observations. 

To download, click on the image to the left.

If you run out of pages, click here to download more.

Make Your Own Fairy Doll

Learn how to make your very own flower fairy with wire, beads, and faux flower petals! This virtual program will provide step-by-step instructions on making several types of flower fairies.

Visit our Events page for the "how-to" video!

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Click the icon to the left to download a printable version of the instructions.

Best Practices
Build Your Home
Coloring Pages
Fun Ideas
Scavenger Hunts
Field Journal
Fairy Dolls
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