Even though it was -18 today in Michigan, I’m already planning things to add to my daughter’s outdoor play area. Don’t get me wrong, we’re loving our time outside this winter, but I can’t help but dream of the muddy days to come.
Designing a children’s outdoor play space doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, I’m trying to make a real effort on the blog to include easier, natural activities.
Also, if you live in an urban environment with no backyard, a lot of these can be found/done at your local park or community garden! Here are ten things that can make a child’s outdoor play space all that more special:
1. A Secret Place
Kids need somewhere they can breath, be alone and feel free. What makes a place secret? Make it their size, construct “walls” and have it in a slightly obscured location. Whether it’s a clubhouse or just a sheet draped over some some tree limbs, the main idea is to prompt them to create a world of their own.
More Great Ideas:
- The Five Minute Fort via My Crafty Spot
- Make a Live Willow Den | We are buying our willow whips here
- Giant Nest (ambitious, but had to include because it is amazing!)
2. A Water Feature
Where there is water, there is fun. Enough said.
More Great Ideas:….
(Follow the link below to read more on Nicolette’s blog, Wilderchild).