BACKYARD KIDS DESIGN IDEAS FOR SUMMER PLAYGROUND
What kids love most about the summer is the fact that they get to spend a lot of time outdoors. This provides you as parents with the perfect opportunity to get crafty and to turn the backyard into a fun playground. Kids can have fun anywhere, but even their lively imaginations can sometimes use a boost.
MUSIC WALL EXPERIENCE
Start a little extra harmony in your backyard with this creative do-it-yourself music fence. It’s easy. Buy or build a short section of picket fencing that you can mount on a wall or between existing fence posts, and then attach to the fence a collection of things that kids can pound, pluck and use to make music. Pie pans, oven racks, wind chimes and keys from dismantled xylophones all work great for creating cool summer tunes.
DIY OUTDOOR CALKBOARD
Make chalkboard board on the fence in your backyard.. Paint a 4×8-foot plywood sheet with a mixture of outdoor paint and sanded grout in a dark color that looks like a traditional classroom chalkboard, and then mount the finished chalkboard on a fence, the side of your garage or between two posts. Buy a box or two of sidewalk chalk in multiple colors and set your kids free to write, draw and decorate to their hearts’ content.
DIY OUTDOOR TWISTER GAME
Take one of your favorite indoor games into the sunshine by creating a DIY, backyard Twister board. To get started, cut a 12-inch circle in stiff paper to use as a template, and then buy cans of spray paint in red, blue, yellow and green, and paint rows of colored circles a few inches apart on your lawn.
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