40 responses to “shakespeare for kids (shakespeare globe terrariums)”

  1. Millicent

    great idea! I had extra glass globes from Christmas and my husband was pestering me and trying to throw them away. Now I have something to do with them.

  2. kathy

    What a great idea.. I always wanted to make terrarium and searched all over every antique shop to find those big glass bottles with little necks… they are really really hard to find.. but these glass spheres or christmas ornaments are perfect.

  3. andrea gutierrez

    i love this lisa, so awesome!!

  4. Robin I

    I just love the projects you and the girls do… You are so talented and have a wonderful imagination.

  5. krystyna

    What a beautiful art-job!

    You created a wonderful place!

  6. Shakespeare4kid

    Thanks for bringing Shakespeare to the kids and keeping it fresh!

  7. Monique

    Hi – I love this idea. Can someone recommend a good website for ordering the globes, or did you find them in a store?

  8. Quince and Quire

    Oh, this little terrarium is fabulous!

    I love your blog–just discovered it from the comment you left on mine–thanks!

  9. Daricia

    i am so inspired by your creativity! yours is my new favorite blog – i tweeted about it!

  10. Jessica

    Advice: Benjamin and I just started studying Medieval Times. I’d love for him to have a windowsill garden of medieval herbs & then, assemble a lapbook that details each herb’s magical, medicinal, and culinary properties.

    Which herbs do you suggest for a windowsill garden…and, what type of container?

    You may just email me…rather than reply here. :)

    P.S., I currently have basil going to seed in my garden as well as some thyme and methinks I still have some oregano. Could I use any of it to start a new garden–or would fresh seeds or plants prove more successful?

  11. Sarah Head

    Shakespeare knew his plants and potions because everyone knew them and used them. It is also thought that he had access to specialist knowledge because his daughter, Susanna, married John Hall, the best apothecary in the country. If you want to read about John Hall’s patients, the Royal Shakespeare Trust have produced an anotated manuscript from John Hall’s original book together with modern comments. It’s a fascinating read. Hall’s Croft is owned by the Shakespeare Trust and is just around the corner from Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford on Avon. It has a small herb garden and they do guided talks there throughout the year.

  12. Emily

    I LOVE this idea! I think they would be adorable hanging in a window.

  13. Patricia

    Nice project :-)

    In 70ties they did in the big green glass bottles.

  14. Shannon Buckley

    I just love this idea!! Could you share pictures of the globe when it is hanging with the wire hanger? I have already ordered some heavy duty glass ornaments. We are so excited to get started!! Thanks for you great ideas. :o)

  15. sherri

    This is so sweet. Thank u for sharing! I just love your ideas.

  16. cyndi

    so lovely.thank you.

  17. Anet

    These are fantastic! You’re so clever. :)

  18. Bona Fide Mama

    Amazing! I just LOVE your blog!

  19. Sam

    They look wonderful. :-)

  20. Christie

    These are precious! I love them!!

  21. Forrest

    this is deeply cool.

    when making globes as ode to Bard
    the warmly cloud can cause a shard

    careful not to cap your creation
    a means of escape needs imagination

  22. Elissa

    Excellent Post!! I will be using this in a book club I do…we have Shakespeare coming up and I was lost! How very cool! Thanks!!!

  23. emily

    Your projects are pure magic! I love the terrariums! And what a lovely way to bring Shakespeare into nature study!

  24. Robin

    I love the picture of Fauna peeking through the globe

  25. Louise

    How lovely and how gentle and delicate your little ladies are.

  26. Melissa

    These are brilliant. And so very clever. And I love Shakespeare. And those ornaments look heavier than any I have seen, mind you I have never looked for super thick ones. I’ll have to take a trip to Michaels.

  27. kyndale

    What a fun project. You’ve inspired me to both read Shakespeare and to do a terrarium. My Dad used to do them in the 70’s and I think my plant loving kids would dig it~

  28. jane

    thanks lisa… (now i´m adding words because i´ve been told my comment was to short…) besos!

  29. Mom and Kiddo

    Being a drama nerd, I love Shakespeare and this is a nice activity to do while reading his plays. Our local botanic garden has a Shakespeare garden in which they grow all the plants mentioned in his plays!

  30. Amanda

    Oh, they’re so sweet, Lisa! I just realized our annual Shakespeare Festival is putting on Midsummer Night’s Dream this weekend, so we’re going to try to take the kids for the first time! What versions of Shakespeare are you reading together?

  31. kristen

    I’m not kidding you, this is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a very, very long time! Can you recommend a place to get the ornaments?

  32. Annie

    Those are so pretty! We have yet to try a terrarium!

  33. Carolyn (Harbor Hon)

    All my clear glass ornaments are thin, but I may try this in a jar. Thanks for the recipe to make little gardens in my apartment. Come next Spring I’ll make sure I have plenty. You and the girls are so much fun and are teaching this old girl plenty. xxoo

  34. The Magic Onions

    Oh my gosh… you are just the best! These are stunning… imagine them on your Christmas tree!
    Thank you so much for sharing on Friday’s Nature Table.
    Blessings and magic

  35. Stephanie

    They’re gorgeous!!
    How fun.
    We’ll try this later in the year!

  36. Jane

    I have leftover charcoal from our terrarium that we made in the spring. Yours look so beautiful! I was thinking that they we be so nice hanging on the Christmas tree until I read about them possibly breaking. :(

  37. Morgaine

    This is an awesome idea. I’ll have to pick up some charcoal, but I have more than enough Thyme out in my herb garden. My girls and I look forward to trying this.

  38. pink and green mama MaryLea

    So fun, we made terrariums this week too but ours are BIG!!!
    I think my girls would love this and we do have some leftover charcoal!! : )

  39. Gerky

    How very cool! The picklets and I have just started listening to Shakespeare. What a fun activity this will be for us! Thanks for sharing.