Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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 picker as well. Hehe!
 The next photo we added two more stumps low to the ground to encourage the tots to join in.
 Here we added two balance beams on the ground. Only one is pictured.
This is really working on their gross motor skills. The four years olds have it now, but at first
they were slipping off.
 Now this tot has found a new purpose for the stumps!
Hint !  Hint !

He had a blast!
He was saying COOK!

:)

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17 comments:

Jill said...

Love the natural aspects. Thanks for visiting my WW.

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by here as well!

AmyD said...

Great natural play area…. how fun!!

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

I love the natural playgound. It keeps getting better and better! It reminds me of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, they have a completely natural playground, compete with slide.

Lori said...

Thanks everyone!

Amy, You see we added the balance beams. I'm not sure how they look at Sugar Grove, but this is our version. Thanks for the great idea!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a fun play area! I love the stumps:)

Andrea said...

Wow I love this! I have a home daycare as well and blog about it Here:http://jadaroo.blogspot.com/2011/05/pool-painting.html
I found your blog over at Mama Pea Pod
I am now a follow of your blog
~Jada Roo Can Do

Michelle said...

Those benches are fantastic!!!!

jenny said...

I'm a big believer in the value of outdoor play in a natural environment so I'm loving all your natural elements. It looks inviting, exciting and a magical place to play.

Mama Pea Pod said...

Oh, those benches are just brilliant!

So is there another installment coming next week....? I hope so!

Thanks for linking up to Outdoor Play!

Lori said...

I hope so too! Hehe! Yes, I have another idea. So hopefully this weekend we can get it completed.
I love how the children are loving this so much! It gets me excited to keep going.
:)

Life With Captain Fussybuckets said...

I love it! My 2 year old would have a BLAST there!

stopping by from the weekend blog hop!
http://captainfussybuckets.blogspot.com

Rose said...

These are great play area ideas!

Sarah said...

This is fabulous! I can tell you are passionate about your profession and more importantly, those kiddies! I featured your outdoor play on our Blog Hop this weekend!

http://ateacheratheart.blogspot.com/

~Sarah

Abbie said...

I LOVE those log climbing steps. Those would be so fun at home or at my daughter's school. And that bench is just amazing. Need to find someone with a chainsaw!!
Thanks for joining the outdoor play link up.

learning table said...

What a great natural playground!

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

I like your log benches! I'm working on a natural playspace myself.

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