Easy Backyard Childrens Playground

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Bubble Refill Container and bubble recipe--this will come in handy one day!
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DIY Skateboard Swing by littlebitfunky: 20 minutes with an upcycled skateboard, rope, a wooden dowel and a carabiner! "Big" kids would love this too!

20 minute crafter--Skateboard Swing!!

I saw this idea months ago on Pinterest...but every link that I found led to a swing set company. Boo!!! A quick search there will show you the link that I am talking about. I just knew that I could make one myself and that my boys would love it! Both turned out to be true! Want to make one? You need: a skateboard (I waited to find one at goodwill and scored this one for $3!!) rope (from Lowe's--pay attention to the weight limits) a 3/8 drill bit (this was the biggest we had--we took it…

Great DIY funnel activity made out of pvc connectors drilled with suction cups attached so it can be set up on a window or bathroom wall. Could make a permanent version screwed to a wood backing. Could make it more colourful by covering the PVC with duct tape first.
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{Tube Play} How we transformed PVC pipes into a "fall" wall.

Has your child experimented with tube play? If you are desperate for a couple of hours of peace you will *love* this activity!!

DIY Turn PVC pipes into a playground musical instrument.  I wish this had the instructions with it, but I might be able to figure it out.  This might even work as a service learning project for my daughters' school.


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Such a fun homemade toy! Kids can move the boards to create all kinds of tracks for their toy cars! (How to Make Wooden Roads and Ramps for ...

DIY Wooden Roads and Ramps for Toy Cars

Here’s how to make wooden roads and ramps for toy cars. These DIY car tracks are perfect for both indoor and outdoor play and is super easy to make! Follow our Cars, Trucks, and Trains Pinterest board! My son’s most favorite toy in the world is Hot Wheels. I don’t think a day goes by …

sweet outdoor space for kids

Quedamos en......EL JARDÍN

¿Cuantas van ya? Creo que estoy perdiendo la cuenta, jijiji. ¿Qué os voy a contar que no sepáis? Este mes nos toca citarnos en el jar...

Gutter water play -- used to do this every summer with my mom's summer camps!  Love the connectors and props, that looks really stable.  So fun!

Just Add Water!

Inspired by a friend’s ‘toy’ back in England, we decided to build a little water experiment for the kids… Using two long open gutters, cut in to smaller pieces… Plasti…

Easy Pool Noodle Ring Toss Game.  See how to make this easy game plus more pool noodle games (no water needed!)

DIY Pool Noodle Games- No Water Needed! (Alternative Uses for Pool Noodles)

Easy Pool Noodle Ring Toss Game. See how to make this easy game plus more pool noodle games (no water needed!)

This is an ok idea..I think the colors of the rainbow is a little gaudy though!! summer craft ideas (14)
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32 Fun DIY Craft Ideas

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Adventure Playground...a kids' space of evolving structures constructed by and for kids

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Spending a day at one of the best playground ever: Adventure Playground in Berkeley, California. There's really nothing like it! It's a kids' space of evolving structures constructed by and for kids. The folks there hand out paint, hammers and nails, and they let kids go at it. The premise is beautiful and is based on the notion that kids are capable. I love it!!! Here is a transcript of a NPR interview on Adventure Playgrounds: ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS' A DYING BREED...

Indoor / Outdoor Ball Tower. Ian would love this. Use with rocks and pinecones and other stuff

Indoor / Outdoor Ball Tower - Timotay Playscapes

This outdoor play item is all timber and is suitable for repetitive play and motor skills development, but most of all fun. Your timber chute tower comes with 12 timber balls. Learning aims include; • Supports physical, cognitive, and social skill development • Develops hand-eye coordination • Sensory and tactile stimulation Please note: Approximate dimensions: 900mm (L) x 400mm (D) x 970mm (H). VAT and delivery will be calculated and added at the Checkout. Would you like to ask us a…

Planning on adding an outdoor chalkboard to your backyard this summer? Read this post first.

How to Prevent Your Outdoor Chalkboard from Rotting - 2 Little Supeheroes

A must read for anyone about to add an outdoor chalkboard to their backyard. Simple tips on how to prevent your outdoor chalkboard from rotting.

Outdoor Easel-painting on plexiglass mix soap into paint for hose wash or press paper onto painting to save the ones you want, then, hose it off

Outdoor Easel

Make your own outdoor easel and use it for all kinds of painting, learning, and play.

Make your own Outdoor Easel with this tutorial from Tried & True!

Outdoor Easel Tutorial & Plans - Tried & True Creative

Want an Outdoor Easel but don’t want to spend major bucks on it? I don’t blame you! Make one for yourself with just the most basic of woodworking tools. Don’t have a saw or a way to get the boards home? If you ask really nicely, the people at your local home store will probably...Read On →

Pool noodles for obstacle course - for Wipe Out party
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Pool noodles are everywhere this time of year and are usually sold pretty cheaply. Here’s a list of fun and creative ways you can use pool noodles outside of the pool this summer:

Look at our Giant Balance!

Kerry has spent the last couple weeks building this giant balance that I saw on the internet and just had to have for this year’s science projects. It’s the perfect toy for our outdoor …