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Forget that expensive backyard jungle gym and build a natural play space instead.  Kids thrive on the open-ended possibilities, getting bored less and being creative more.

Playgrounds Gone Natural: Play Gardens

Fossils under Sandpit

Sandbox Surprise WIN

What an awesome dad! DIY Daddy Project-Dinosaurs Fossil In The Sandbox (So amazing!)-The kids get to find the fossil

Love this for Earth Day - Such cool ideas on how to set up a natural play space for your kids in the backyard (part of a 4-part series) - bye, bye plastic slide, hello forts and logs!

How to Set Up Natural Play Spaces in Your Back Yard

Such cool ideas on how to set up a natural play space for your kids in the backyard (part of a series) - bye, bye plastic slide - hello forts and logs! If only I had space in the backyard for anything more than the trampoline!

6 Ideas for Creative Backyard Play this summer - these are some awesome activities!

Amazing Ideas for Creative Backyard Play this Summer

DIY Giant Jenga for the Backyard Materials 6 – 8 ft long Circular Saw Sand Paper Level (or larger) Cement Patio Brick Large Plastic Storage Bin

Garden Stepping Stones – By finding out the best ways to make garden tipping rocks, you can develop a path that’s attractive and also inexpensive. It’s easy, to boot. Yet first, let me point out that we’re not talking about pieces of all-natural rock in this project (although it’s a terrific material for casual pathways in its very own right).

How to Make Garden Stepping Stones

The Enchanted Tree: Natural Play Space.mine will have this.without having to cut down any tree of course.

Would love this behind the house. Looks natural, fits into the backyard decor, and fun for grandchildren.

Play area under the adult treehouse. Would love this behind the house. Looks natural, fits into the backyard decor, and fun for grandchildren.

Series on building natural play spaces in your backyard.

Fun with Logs

Natural play spaces logs - challenges fine and gross motor skills, grading of movements and balance

Childhood 101's The Best of Our Play Space: 5 Inspiring Outdoor Play Spaces

The Best of Our Play Space: 5 Inspiring Outdoor Play Spaces

The Playscaped Yard | Rhythm of the Home | this blog post made me feel good about my free form not amazingly manicured back yard. the kids really do have lots of natural play space that way.  my personal fav is the dirt pile. we inadvertently made one and its been our kids favorite thing this spring/summer.

Playscaped yard - YES! I think there's something to the dirt pile / water source items particularly.

LOVE this slide built in to a small hill. I may need to pitch this idea to Mitch since our swingset is on its last legs.

Natural playscape slide - love this i need to do this in the back yard for my littles. I have the perfect idea of where to put it too! I even have the extra slide!

Natural Rock Play Space and Outdoor Kitchen How we designed an outdoor kitchen with sand pits and an underground water pipe in our backyard FUN AT HOME WITH KIDS

Natural Rock Play Space and Outdoor Kitchen

Natural Rock Play Space and Outdoor Kitchen from Fun at Home with Kids - this family's rock play area is inspiring me to do one for my grandbabies. You really must check out their play spaces.

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