With warmer weather, and longer days, all my 5 yr. old wants to do is play outside. Although, he has a swing set with slide in our backyard I wanted him to have a sensory play area.
We have an area in our yard that was not being used. We also had an old sand box, a small kiddie pool and I had a vision: a do-it-yourself backyard play area!!
This project took me three hours to finish. Most of the materials I had at home, others I purchased. You’ll need bricks, sand, pebbles, wood, mulch, weed control fabric, and plastic white picket fences.
I covered the area with weed control, and divided the area: one with mulch, one with pebbles, and another with sand. I painted the bricks with white stripes to make it look like a street, and for the final touch some toys!
My son was thrilled with the play area, and his first reaction was: “Mommy, thank you for the building this for me! I have a beach, a farm, a construction site, a pond, and streets!”
Welcome to the Second annual Backyard Barbecue Bloghop!
I’m excited to join a wonderful group of bloggers in the 2nd Annual Backyard Barbecue Bloghop! Last year I shared with you a post on grilling season. This year I’m excited to be sharing a do-it-yourself backyard play area.
Be sure to visit all of our co-hosts to see their amazing posts for fabulous ideas for family fun this summer, and be sure to share yours at the end!
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