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Creating an Outdoor Playscape

Kids will love pretend play all summer long in this easy-to-create Outdoor Playscape! Come take a peak at the the different ways to play!

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Outdoor Playscape

I love creating areas where my kids can dive into a world of their own and let their imaginations soar! I have always created these playscapes inside, but in the spring we created an outdoor playscape. It evolved as we rearranged where our kid’s playhouse would go.  And we created it all (with the exception of some extra bags of dirt) from things we had laying our our house/attic anyway!

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My kids love helping me plant our gardens. But they are always disappointed they don’t get to plant & replant. So out of scrap boards my husband created their own garden. I laminated some seed pictures for them to use as seed packets or labels. They kids can use their shovel, rakes, hand tools, and gloves to move the dirt around and plant/dig up veggies to their hearts content!April 2012 617
The house itself is seated on 2 scrap boards my husband had leftover from another project. They make a great foundation for the house & porch! You can see in the picture I painted part of the boards with leftover green spray paint to look like grass. Then I painted the other side red and used a black sharpie to make bricks for their front walk & porch. Inside the house we put an old indoor/outdoor rug we had laying around to give them a carpeted house. And we moved some of our play dishes in the house.
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Summer Activities for Kids

Around the house we put leftover white picket fence that use to be around a garden bed. Now it gives their house a pretty look and makes it a a home of their own. I used an extra planter box outside their window. There are silk flowers they can plant/replant as they like. Minnie is VERY into flowers right now.

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I even added some bugs to our garden. Tinker bell LOVED digging out the bugs!
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Here is Minnie relaxing on her porch, enjoying her new garden. It was so simple and fun to put together. My kids are delighted – bring on those lazy summer days!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and


  • I know this post was from a while ago but was interested in your white picket fence and where you purchased it… If you remember! The design of it fits what I’m looking for, perfectly! Thanks.

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