A fresh take on a children's play house - a DIY rustic roundhouse made from natural reed screening (walls) and a brushwood screening roof. The area also features a wooden table and chairs made from logs and timber planks. This is our natural children's outdoor play area that my partner and I designed for our child to encourage creative, open-ended play. Designed and made by David Bennett
Insektenhotel im Baumstamm
Insektenhotels haben inzwischen in vielen Gärten Einzug gehalten. Nicht nur im Naturgarten. Es gibt so viele unterschiedliche Möglichkeiten, Insekten im Garten eine Heimat zu bieten. Diese Idee hier ist wirklich schön und mit dem richtigen Werkzeug für den "Bauherrn" ein machbare Aufgabe. Das Insektenhotel im Baumstamm Als Ausgangsmaterial dienen ca. 30 bis 40cm hohe Baumstammabschnitte. ...
A Trip to Fairy Grove
Our local nature center just opened a new play space with a Fairy Grove theme. They had a Fairy and Gnome celebration to kick off the grand opening and I am SO glad that Lydia and I went. We explored a little bit of the nature center, like the butterfly pavilion, but mostly we hung out in these round igloo structures made from sticks (stickloos?) They had large openings for doors, small round openings for windows and were all natural found materials. I want a stickloo or two in my yard! The…
Building Our Natural Play Area - Part 2
I have a few more pictures to add to our Natural Play Area. Here we built two benches for the children to sit on. It also doubles as a nose ...
Low Cost Outdoor Classroom Alternative Tips
Outdoor Classrooms provide a place for children to connect to nature. With so many areas where children are told "no" to the diverse ways th...
Get a Lid, fill it with water pick something from nature, freeze it over night, and look at the great art it makes for winter fun. No Snow where you live? You have a freezer ;)
Look at the Tower
Campers create a tower of tree cookies in the Natural Play Area's messy materials zone. This zone encourages kids to interact with nature on a "messy level" through stacking tree cookies, playing in the sand, and more.
Journey sticks- children go on a journey (through local area or on a trip). They take a stick and use this as a map to add things onto such as; bottle tops, leaves, feathers, stones, shells.