What I love about natural playscapes is that they are always changing. Bamboo rods can be turned into almost anything with the help of an amazing husband and dad.
Inspiring Creativity with Natural Playscapes
This is what their “house” looked like in the morning. But, by the late afternoon, things really got cooking!
My daughter called me to help make her a broom from palm fronds. She said, “I must keep our hard wood floors nice and tidy!” I couldn’t agree more and got to work right away.
We cut 8 palm fronds and tried tying the them together with string, but it didn’t last long with all the sweeping going on, so we ended up using electrical tape to hold them together.
With the addition of some coffee grounds, the coffee cake making began! My garden pots became the kitchen and a log became the stove.
My afteroon snack of coffee cake – YUM. May I have a second helping please?
Isn’t it amazing what kids can create with their imaginations? I can’t wait to see what they will come up with next!
maryanne @ mama smiles says
What a fun afternoon! I love the wood floors!
I love this, I also let my kids play with mud. What a great way playscape. I love it.
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Will do! Thanks for such a kind comment. I should clarify though… this coffee cake was better than a mud cake! As my 5 year old said, "It smells just like that gross stuff you drink!" We let them play with the coffee grounds!!! It adds to the sensory exploration!
jenny @ let the children play says
This is what the 'houses' at preschool look like too! Wonderful.
LOL – at the "gross stuff you drink" comment from your child.
Your backyard looks like such fun for a child!
Cathy @ NurtureStore says
What a wonderful play space – my girls would love it.
Becky @ Rub Some Dirt On It says
This is my favorite kind of play 🙂 Your kids are so creative; I hope to foster this kind of imagination in my kids, too!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Rub Some Dirt On It!
This is great! LOVE natural playscapes. The ideas and opportunities for creative play are just endless. My girls play much longer in their mud kitchen than they do with any of the plastic equipment or toys that we have.
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Mama Pea Pod says
Brilliant! I especially love your hardwood floors 🙂
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Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday! I love your activity. Especially making the broom, that was really innovative 🙂 BTW, I am also following back. Have a great holiday!