Saturday, June 6, 2015

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25+ DIY Outdoor Playscapes and Learning Station Ideas!

Earlier this week I wrote about the importance of playing and learning outside.  If you missed it, you will definitely want to stop by and see why it is so important that your children and students spend time outside.  One of the challenges that many parents and teachers face is not having access to a forest or other large natural area to play and learn in.  Today, I am sharing dozens of ideas of DIY natural playscapes and outdoor learning stations!

There are ideas in here for every size, space, and budget!  I hope you feel inspired after looking through here to find something that and your children or students can enjoy.  Even a simple garden area will get kids outside and experiencing some of the other benefits I talked about here.  The best part about these ideas is that you can tie them in to any curriculum at any age level!  If you want specific ideas, I'd love to brainstorm with you.  And if you have an outdoor play area, playscape, or learning station, I would love to see it!  Feel free to leave a comment, send an email, or share a picture on our Facebook page!  In the meantime, I give you...

25+ DIY Playscapes & Outdoor Learning Station Ideas!

Logs & Stumps at Happy Hooligans:

6 Unique Ways to Use Scrap Wood at Teach Preschool:

Water Science Station at JDaniel4sMom:

Outdoor Cooking & Creation Center at The Preschool Toolbox

Outdoor Path at Stuart's Preschool:

Natural Playground at Tinkerlab:

DIY Outdoor Sound Wall at Fun at Home With Kids:

Outdoor Chalkboards at Doodlebuds:

Montessori-inspired Outdoor Environment at Living Montessori Now:

Pallet Playhouse at the Orange Farm House:

DIY Water Wall at Tinkerlab:

DIY Water Wall at Familylicious:

Small Garden Spaces for Kids at At Home With Ali:

DIY Slide Hill at Your Modern Family:

How to Build a Willow Den at Raising Sparks:

Music Wall from Filth Wizardry:

Outdoor "Geoboards" at Let the Children Play:

Recycled Outdoor Music Station from My Nearest & Dearest:

Outdoor Kitchen at Adventures at Home With Mum:

Movable Road at And Next Comes L

Making Outdoor Play Spaces for a Home Daycare at Mummy Musings and Mayhem:

Creating an Outdoor Playscape at The Educators' Spin on It:

"State of the Art" Playscape at Teach Preschool:

An Imagination Stage at The Educators' Spin on It:

Musical Spoons at Sun Hats & Wellie Boots:

DIY Water Wall at Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails:

Mud Kitchen at Messy Little Monster:

Creating a Magical Children's Garden at Little Mountain Haven

Gardening With Kids at Dirt and Boogers:

Easy Children's Vegetable Garden at Better Homes & Garden:

Children's Vegetable Garden at Mom and Her Drill:

Tips for Making Outdoor Learning a Reality at No Such Thing as Bad Weather

20 Playful Ideas for Using Pallets at Let the Children Play

Do you have an outdoor play area or learning station?  I'd love to see it!

I may share at any of these parties!

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Stroller Savvy said...

I think I pinned almost every single one of these ideas!