Posted by Alyssa on May 5, 2019
With a kid-friendly yard, you’ll be able to feel comfortable knowing your kids are enjoying the fresh air, using their imagination, and having great adventures all in the safety of your yard. Your kids don’t need you to spend a ton of money on creating a play space. With just a little bit of thought and some effort, you’ll be able to make your yard a place your kids will never want to leave.
BUILD A SANDBOX. There’s a reason a sandbox is a classic. Kids love scooping, dumping, and digging. Throwing a few trucks, buckets, and shovels and you’ve got yourself something your kids will love to play in.
MAKE AN OUTDOOR MUD AND WATER KITCHEN. Grab an old bench or some pallets and create a space just for messy projects. Old bowls, cooking utensils, and pitchers will make this your kids' favorite place to be. The best part of it all? Even if your kids get mud everywhere you can just squirt it down with the hose and let it dry in the sun. Perfect. LINK IDEAS FROM PINTEREST
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HIDE FAIRY HOUSES. Pick up a few fairy houses or make your own and hide them in throughout your yard. You kids will love finding them and imagining what could live there. You can move the fairy house so it’s in a new place to find every once in a while, or you can add different things so there’s always something new to look at. Either way, kids will adore these tiny houses.
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PUT UP AN OUTDOOR CHALKBOARD. If you have a little artist who loves to create, a chalkboard is a must. Your little one will be able to scribble and draw to her heart's content, all while keeping chalk dust outside and off your furniture. Here’s a great idea of how to make your own.
INSTALL A PLAYHOUSE. Your child will love having a place just for themselves. Add some decorations and a few toys that only stay in the playhouse to make it even more special. While some playhouses are expensive, you can find used playhouses online if you keep your eye on it. You can also make your own or hang a sheet from branches in a tree to make a fort that comes down easily.
CREATE AN OBSTACLE COURSE. Keep your kids on their toes by making them a challenging obstacle course. Jumping from stump to stump, walking across a balance beam, or climbing a rope ladder are all different ways to keep your kids moving and their imaginations at work.
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FIND ROOM FOR A SWING SET. How fun is it to have a park in your backyard? And how convenient for you as a parent? Put up a swing set and watch how it grows with your child.
PLANT A VEGETABLE GARDEN. Give your child the responsibility of watering or weeding their own vegetable garden. Not only will it teach hard work, but it may also encourage them to eat healthier as well!
CREATE AN OUTDOOR MUSIC STATION. This may not be for everyone, but hanging pots and pans, different shaped pipes, and anything that will make noise will be something kids will gravitate towards and love.
How have you created a kid-friendly yard?