In addition to climbers and swing sets- you can also incorporate many of the Learning Spaces you have inside your home, in your Outdoor Space as well. From Reading Areas to Outdoor Dramatic Play Spaces the possibilities are endless.
A playhouse can be furnished with an outdoor friendly kitchen, dolls, and play food. An open ended playhouse can become a Store, Movie Theater, Restaurant, or Post Office (Just provide a prop box).
Even if you don't have a playhouse, a Mud Pie kitchen can provide hours of entertainment.
Some items to add to this space include: watering cans, Pie tins, and kitchen utensils.
You can inspire Children to perform by creating a back yard theater. Provide a box of Props and Costumes, or a box of instruments for an impromptu backyard concert.
This is adorable playhouse is from Kid Space Stuff
This Mud Pie Station was created by My Small Potatoes
This fun stage was created by Early Learning
Add art supplies and create a comfortable area for making Art outside.
Create this outdoor chalkboard- from Project Denneler
Plexiglass Easels make a nice addition to the outside space- from The Natural Play Ground Co.
Music Let the Outdoor concert begin!
Add pots & pans, bowls, wooden spoons, and other like objects to a fence, to create a "Music Wall"- from Creatively Blooming
Use buckets, and cans to create outdoor drums- from Let the Children Play
Use objects such as keys, and spoons to create wind chimes- from Hub Pages
Science and Sensory Play
Have fun with Outdoor Science and Sensory Play. Best of all the messes stay outside!
Recycle items to create a water wall from Curbly
Tinfoil and Gutter pieces make a fun water run from Camo and Bows
Add a Sensory Table to your backyard to use as a garden, from Teacher Tom's Blog
Don't forget to incorporate a quiet space Outside as well.
A place for reading, reflecting, or a quiet space for the children to observe the world around them.
A quiet place for reading from Designs for Education
A new sew fort from Mommy is Coo Coo
An easy DIY Hideaway from Allana George
Add a variety of loose parts to your outdoor space for plenty of Construction fun.
An Outdoor Building Area featured on Natural Play Areas
An outdoor space for building and small world play from the Puzzles Connection
Fun with loose part play from Stomping in the Mud
More fun things to check out ...
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