Create a real play garden in a corner of your garden for your children to play outside and explore nature!
We had to move our bunny cage again! (With all the rain the bunnies keep on digging holes that collapse, and then they escape!) So, we sat with a clear square spot(so ugly), and then I remembered this from The Imagination Tree, and we made our own real play garden!
This is what it looked like after we moved the cage. We bought the supplies from the local nursery and laid it out with the kids’ help.
We added some detail, but this will change(and did already) with time. I specifically kept the plants potted, rather than planting them in the soil, because I know how much my daughter loves to rearrange, and here she can do it to her hearts desire!
We added some sturdy old pots we don’t use. For sitting on(or jumping), or to turn it around to fill up with dug up soil.
I bought three different sized plastic pots(incidental learning) for playing, and planting. The stand is an old one we “inherited”, perfect for this space.
A few gardening tools were added, and these old boots we still want to use as planters against the wall.
We added some bricks for a road, and then I remembered the spool we have: perfect for a table! The bottom part is a road too, and I am still thinking about how the kids can decorate the “table” with artwork. Perhaps we should make it a Toad Stool table?
AND the top hole of the spool is a perfect fit for the umbrella on sunny days!
This play garden is perfect for sensory input, nature talks, science experiments, and overall imaginative play! So, if you are looking for us, check the play garden, we might just be there the whole day!