Sensory Gardens, today is the first I've heard of this. What a wonderful idea, especially for a lawn that just won't grow grass. My imagination is running wild!

Music wall in a children's garden.

Great article about using stumps and rocks to create outdoor play spaces... I love this idea. If we could just get rid of the giant non used hottub.....

let the children play: just add stones, logs, stumps and mounds - stump path

Nature Balance Beam! Best ever tree! It's nature, it's fun. What more could you ask for? #play #children #outdoorplay use to do this as a kid all the time. Good to live next to a National Forrest.

What is the Nature Play Earth Path? The Nature Play Earth Path is a vision for how to keep kids healthy, connected to nature, and learning all at the same time. It is a ¼ mile trail that runs along the outer edge of the main… Read

The Theory of "Loose Parts" : loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials.

Loose Parts play: Did you know that studies indicate that children actually prefer to play with stones, bricks, stumps, sand and other natural materials, rather than with carefully designed (by adults) playground equipment?

Love the way ABC Does has presented the natural materials for his mud kitchen (",)

Mud kitchen (also known as an outdoor kitchen or mud pie kitchen) is one of the best resources in DIY projects for kids to play outside as kids playhouse.

let the children play: Ideas for adding natural elements to your outdoor play space - Part 3

let the children play: Ideas for adding natural elements to your outdoor play space - "loose parts"

Playing with water #eyfs from @Cool Canvas

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Some ideas reminiscent of Minnetrista's Backyard Garden that you can do at hoime.

Interesting idea for putting a play area on asphalt, concrete or hard soil in a temporary build. The tires and rocks can be removed, and the sand and rocks swept up. Interesting idea for day cares in urban settings without access to grass or soil.

Outdoor Children’s Play Area – Darlington

Wow! I want wanna of these. Please! A mud kitchen made with recycled wood.

broken recycled items for a kids "mud" kitchen.

Our new outdoor kitchen built using completely recycled materials by my amazing Dad :-)

Simple and tidy kitchen/house play area.

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