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Clever Micro Outdoor Play For Small Areas

Looking to create a fun outdoor play space, but only have a small area to work with? Don’t worry! These clever micro outdoor play spaces will keep kids entertained while getting fresh air and sunshine!

“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unself- consciously to the soughing of the trees.” ~Valerie Andrews, A Passion for this Earth

Upcycle A Fence

What a creative DIY idea to turn a fence into imaginative play!

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Lyn’s Family Day Care

Corner Construction Site

Create a construction area without taking up the whole yard.

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Visit The Full Post for more ideas via Let The Children Play and Play outside!

The Miniature Zoo

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St Helens District High School Kindergarten

The Mud Kitchen

What small child does not love playing with mud! But, you definitely want to keep that activity outdoors!

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1001 Gardens

On The Farm


The Puzzles Connection

Transportation Play

Lovely area for small world play outdoors from ‘Erin’ – image shared by Five Star Family Day Care Maitland


Dinosaurs In A Tub

A dinosaur, rocky dry river bed at Sharna’s Family Day Care


Such fun ideas, right! Hope this gets your outdoor micro play creative juices flowing! Let’s hear about your creations in the comments…



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Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at
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