A little outdoor play space turned (fairy/dinosaur garden)

Over the weekend, we turned a former wooden square sand pit frame into a raised garden space for creative play. We cut the wooden frame in half and just used the one side. The other half we may use to plant some herbs.

Since moving house about six months ago, my daughter has mentioned many times how she misses our raised garden bed at the old house which she used as a fairy garden. I thought it was time to set up a space in our new home that my children can use for whatever they like. My children love just playing in the dirt.

So here is the beginning of their outdoor creative play space;

outdoor creative play space 5
Lots of decision making going on! The one thing my daughter said she doesn’t want in this space is any plants. We tried to make another ‘fairy-like garden’ in a large pot not long ago, but in the end the flowers took over the whole space leaving little room for play. Maybe down the track she may want to plant something simple here.
outdoor creative play space 4
A fairy collecting food, surrounded by a glass bead river.
outdoor creative playspace 3
My son’s favourite item is this green frog. All of these little items are made from some kind of clay I think.
outdoor creative play space 6
Look at the bark, isn’t it amazing! It’s hard to see due to the lighting but there is a little white and blue unicorn sitting on the rock.

It will be wonderful to see how this space evolves over time.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s