Nature provides a magical place for the imagination to thrive. Children are innately drawn to the tactile experience of interacting with natural materials. During recess, some of the children began creating a fairy world outside in the back of the school near the playground. They centered it under some low lying cedar branches, adding to the secrecy and mystery. Rocks, pieces of wood, small pieces of pottery, sticks, and acorns became a special place for fairies to live. Unfortunately, the structures kept falling over and the pieces moved from day to day. The students decided to move the fairy world indoors with our The Outdoors Comes In activity.\r\n\r\nOnce inside the classroom, the children began building houses, forts, mountains, and playground equipment. The students are carefully considering every material they use, for they are certain that fairies dislike most unnatural items and prefer things "made from nature\u201d, as the students would say. Using pinecones, seed pods, branches, bark, rocks, and different types of moss brought in from outside, the students are creating a natural oasis inside their classroom.