We're leaving for a week, so we'll need to arrange it after we get back, but I'll try to post some pictures as the play area evolves.
We're not sure what to do when they rot, but the kids are having a blast with them now. No more gigantic wind storms though, you can keep those.
Did anyone ever find the wooden Brio wheelbarrow?
Also, what are your thoughts on the recycled milk jug plastic dump truck? To me, it seems like anything metal is going to rust outside...and we're outside almost 12 months a year....
recently a friend gave me her son's brio blocks. Our only plastic toy (oh and the Step2 blue car which was also a gift). Anyway, I've decided that the brio blocks will go in his outside playhouse...perfect solution!
if you have an outdoor playhouse, what do you put in it? Because we have a wooden kitchen inside, and table and chairs in side. So what do you suggest for a wooden playhouse outside? mine is under the swingset/climber and so it's not waterproof, so I was thinking of sunbrella bean bags? It's kind of dark, too, so???Need suggestions to make this a special place. I like the idea of a carpet and creating a porch/entryway. but inside is where I am stumped!
I typed a long reply the other day and apparently it didn't get added, oops!
When I wrote this I was living in a completely different type space; now we are living right outside Manhattan in a very urban neighborhood. We are blessed though, to have a pretty decent (for the area) sized backyard with a peach and fig tree, and garden. This year I'm going to have a "children's garden" for DD and DS (he will be too little to really "get it") and I'd love to try and find some stumps to put in our sand area so that there's natural seating, and inspiration. I also found some wooden beams under our deck so I'm going to make a balance beam area...hopefully it all works out! I'd LOVE to have a wooden playhouse but that's not an option right now
Oh, and def going to make a mudpie kitchen : )
We are finally going to be able to make our yard kid accessible this year. Broken glass and the like made it unsafe, as well as having no fence. We are in a not so great part of the city and this will be our second summer here. Like another poster, last spring, there was a storm that felled many trees. We were driving by when we saw the city crew cleaning up. I told my husband to "Pull over!" We'll be using those stumps and others we got the same way to make a border for the kids' sand box and to have for them to climb over and build with. We went to the Flower and Garden show last weekend and bought seeds for planting our first garden to be planted in raised beds. We are also adding to our butterfly garden. So exciting!
Similar to our daughter's school, we'll also have a tree swing and maybe a ladder. My husband wants to build a house for them. The one at school is empty. We probably won't put any furniture in it either.
Mama to add 10/05; ds 3/09, and two angels
This is a wonderful forum.Thanks for giving out all the information people. I have a 3 year old girl and I am planning to get a small playhouse for her, so that she can have fun with her friends in the outdoors during the spring season. I would love to have your suggestions on what type of playhouse would be the best and do let me know it's approximate costing as well.
I am planning on getting this (as a birthday present) and putting it in a patch of the garden we aren't planting to keep DS close by and occupied while I weed:
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