Backyard Fun...without the Backyard

Backyard Fun...without the Backyard

Julia Cho
Jun 1, 2010

060110backyardfun.jpgWhat do you do if you really want to get outdoors, but you don't have a backyard? According to Kara at Simple Kids, you can still recreate some of the elements of a backyard. Here's how:

Kara breaks the elements down to the following:

• A Place to Splash
• A Place to Get Messy
• Room to be Loud and
• Time to Observe

You may not have room for a kiddie pool in your backyard, but you can fill up a storage bin and let your kids pretend to wash dishes in it on the balcony. You might not have a huge yard where kids can play in the dirt, but you can create a sensory table or a container garden. Keep the element and just adapt it to your individual situation. You get the idea.

Kara has lots of other great tips and links at Simple Kids.

(Image: Flickr member Kelly B)

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