Head outdoors and create some miniature landscapes or terrariums. This activity is definitely about the process and not the end result. Each child used a container to create a small landscape using mud, moss, grass or whatever they could find. The end result was meant for them to use with their play figures but they all just enjoyed creating versus playing with it. When I was a child, we would collect samples for our own terrariums as we hiked through the woods.
Mixing up some mud to use in her container.
Getting dirty while packing in the mud.
One of the finished products!