Collect a number of recycled tires and paint them with children. After painting all tires, place them into the shape of a flower, add dirt and plants. Assist children with planting flowers and watering them afterwards. The tires can be sourced from home,
free tires from garages more then willing to give them away. A few cans of spray paint from Walmart (paint after assembled to save on paint) and Cypress mulch (packs really nicely) Adding in a Little Tikes slide and you have a home made fun, play area.
A Dry river bed instead of a traditional sand pit. Large and smaller river rock lining a sand river with tree stumps, ferns and toys. This is a home daycare that has a lot of natural play elements in their backyard play environment.