How to Build a Terrarium | Indoor Plant Store Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K

How to Build a Terrarium | Indoor Plant Store Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K


(whimsical guitar music) – Hi, I’m Miss Penny, and
these are the Kid Vision kids, and we’re here today at Pebble and Vine to learn about indoor plants
and how to make a terrarium. – We’re so happy that
you’re here with us today. I’m Miss Sarah. – I’m Miss Hillary, and we’re the owners of Pebble and Vine at Miami Shores. – [Miss Sarah] Today we’re
gonna play with plants all day and we’re going to teach you
how to build a terrarium. – Ah, that’s wonderful.
Great, are you ready to go? – Yeah! – Let’s go inside. – Let’s go! (cheerful guitar music) – Well, before we learn about terrariums, we need to talk about the
most important building block in our terrariums, which is plants. (cheerful guitar music) – So we need plants
that grow well indoors. – [Miss Sarah] That’s right. – So, on the shelf back here
we have the perfect plants that live very well inside
and need very little care. We have this plant right here with the green and yellow leaves.
This is called a Snake Plant. – [Children] Oh. A snake plant? – [Miss Sarah] Yeah, do
you guys think you know why it’s called a snake plant? – Because it’s like a snake. – It kind of has the shape of like the body of a snake, right? It kind of looks like snakes
coming out of the pot, right? – Yeah. – This one here, do you guys
know what this is called? – Um, no. – This is called a ponytail palm. – Oh, because it looks like ponytail. – It kind of looks like a ponytail right on top of your head, right? – [Miss Penny] It does, look at that. – This is another really great one. This one is called a pothos and it has really beautiful
green shiny leaves. – And why would you wanna
put plants in a room? – Well, plants not only are beautiful and they bring a nice
calming energy to your space, but they also produce a lot of oxygen and clean your air inside. – I’m really glad that
we’re learning about plants so that we can have them in our rooms. Would you like to have
a plant in your room? – Yeah. – Yeah, I think it’s very, – I love plants. – I do too. How would we take care of these
plants, what do they need? – So the nice thing about
all of these indoor plants is that they are very low
maintenance so you only need to water them about once a week. And you know how we remember to water our plants once a week? – How? – We remember water Wednesdays. – Water Wednesdays. – Water Wednesdays so on
Wednesdays we water our plants. Water Wednesdays. – Water Wednesdays, we’re good with that. (country guitar music) – Now we’re gonna talk about
how to make a terrarium. – Yes, so, a terrarium
is a lot like an aquarium but for your plants instead of fish. You can use any glass vessel,
it doesn’t even necessarily have to be glass. It could just be clear. Our first layer that we’re
gonna put in is our rocks. So our rocks are gonna be
at the bottom so that way it creates good drainage
for the soil that we’ll then put on. See, and you
can kinda pick any little rocks that you want. The
next layer is the soil. And the soil is what
makes the plants really happy and healthy. It has all
the nutrients in it for the roots so that way the plant
can grow in your terrarium. And the next step is kind
of the fun stuff that you get to use and you can be creative with. – Wonderful. – [Miss Hillary] Yeah, so we
have all this different moss and this is called Spanish
moss and this is reindeer moss and the reindeer moss comes
in all these beautiful colors – I love the reindeer moss. – [Miss Hillary] Yeah, and
it has a dual purpose. It’s colorful for your terrarium,
but it also keeps it nice and the moisture in there
for all your plants. And then we get to use
all these different shells and animals and colorful pebbles to really get creative and decorative, cause every terrarium is your own, so you can create your
own little mini-garden. – What kind of plants go in a terrarium? – [Miss Hillary] Different
types of tropical, air-purifying plants. – Now it’s time to build our
terrariums, and I’m so glad we have experts with us to show
us the way. So step by step, we’re gonna build a terrarium. (whimsical music) – So, what was our first
step that we had to do? – Rocks – And what were the rocks for? – To keep the water away from the plants. – Right, it was for the
drainage, right? So that way the plants didn’t stay too wet or too dry. So let’s go ahead and
we’re gonna take our hands and we’re gonna put some rocks
in there gently at the bottom of the glass container. Yeah. – This is good for drainage.
Oh, listen to that sound! – [Miss Hillary] Yeah! – And how many do you put in? – Just a nice layer at the
bottom, until it covers the bottom of the glass where
you don’t see through it anymore. – Okay. Step number two is put
in the soil so the plants have nutrients. – Yes. – [Miss Penny] And you put
your hands right in the soil and scoop it in. – That’s right. It’s okay to get a little dirty at this time. So now that we have the
layer of soil which was our second step, we’re going to
do our third step, which is putting the plants in. Okay,
so, first we’re gonna take it out over our glass vessel,
out of the container gently, and we’re gonna kind of break
up that soil, it’s another messy job. So now we’re gonna
put it down here in the soil, and then we’ll kind of cover it. – Oh I love it. I love it
already! And there’s one more thing that these plants need
in a terrarium, they need to hold the water. – Moss. – Moss! – [Miss Sarah] If you feel it
it’s kind of like a sponge. Right? If you squeeze it doesn’t it feel kind of like a sponge? – And we’re also gonna put
some of the stones in. This is where you get to be really creative. (cheerful tropical music) – So, when we do our watering
on our Wednesdays, we can take our little plant mister and we’ll just do a couple sprays. – Terrific! You guys did
a great job! Gimme five! – You girls did great! – High-five! – Excellent! (cheerful tropical music) – Okay, so now we’ve learned
a lot about plants and we learned how to make terrariums,
and let’s take it one more step and take a very
close look at the leaves of the plant. – Okay, so this is another
way that we can use plants to make something beautiful.
We’re gonna examine these different leaves and see that
they’re all just a little bit different. They all
have different textures. Some are smooth, some are
bumpy. We’re going to choose one leaf, I choose this one,
this is a leaf from our pothos plant from before, and
we’re gonna put it between two sheets of paper just like
that, close it up, and then you’re gonna use the side of your crayon to rub right on top where
that leaf is under the paper. – Look at that! It’s like magic!
Would you like to try one? Okay, let’s all make some leaf rubbings. – [Girl] It’s coming! – [Miss Sarah] There. – [Miss Penny] There you
go! It really is like magic, isn’t it? That’s beautiful.
Now we’ve made some beautiful leaf rubbings and you know what
we’re gonna do with our leaf rubbings? We’re gonna make a
thank you card for Sarah and Hillary because we had such a
good time today, and we made beautiful terrariums. Are
you ready? Do you know how to write “thank you”? Okay, “T-H”, and “H” is a line, and it
has a little hump on it. Good job! “A”, there’s a
circle, and then a line. “N” is a line and a hump. And a “K” is one long line and then two little lines coming out of the middle. Very nice. And then a
“Y” is one long line and then it has like a little, a
little line. “O” is a circle. and a “U”, it’s just
like a happy face smile. Thank you! – Thank you! (cheerful tropical music)

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