Try These Ideas for Making a Kid’s Play Garden

Try These Ideas for Making a Kid’s Play Garden

What is A Play Garden?

An outdoor play area for kids where allows your child to freely explore nature, enjoy games, learn gardening, and observe the growth of plants.

How to Make Play Gardens for Kids?

There are a lot of exciting elements that can be added into a kid’s play garden, such as miniature fairy garden, wind chimes, stepping stones, bean teepee, and many others, but the most essential thing is dirt. According to The National Wildlife Federation report, contact with dirt NOT ONLY improves children’s mood and reduce stress, BUT IT ALSO strengthen the immune system because of the healthy bacteria in the soil. They just need to clean their little hands after playing.

While the kids are exploring the growth of their flowering plants, vegetables, and herbs, some fun toys, and kid-sized garden tools will make them spend more time outside.



Consider placing a bird feeder, a bug hotel, or a butterfly garden near the garden. It provides a great opportunity for children to know the insect world.

Kid’s play garden does not take up too much space of your garden or backyard, and it may be only a corner of your home’s outdoor – a few square feet is plenty. Consider creating a border for it to hold dirt. Transform an old sandbox into a children’s play garden is a quick way. To prevent sunburn in the hot afternoon, part of the play garden should be in the shade, at least. Or you can also build a shady space for the play garden.

All in all, you can make a play garden without investing a lot of time and resources, but the payoffs are big. Continue reading for 15 play garden ideas:

#1. Grow a bean teepee which will provide children with the most cool outdoor hideaway ever:

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#2. Build a quaint little town on a reclaimed board:

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#3. This critter proof and kid sized raised garden just takes up a little space:

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#4. Build a tiny playhouse as trellis for climbing plants, so that it allows kids to avoid the sun in the summer:

#5. Build a deck fairy garden where children will learn how to grow plants:

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#6. Kids are able to observe the growth of plants when they are playing the toy cars:

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#7. Use low fencing to section off a small piece of yard for kid’s garden where children can grow plants and enjoy sensory play and role play:

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#8. Grow a sunflower house for the kids to play in:

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#9. Turn an old galvanized wash bin into a portable play garden:

#10. A mini pond, a little planting corner and some road bricks make these fun play gardens:

#11. Add a flower and herb garden to your children’s play area:

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#12. Set up a raised garden bed, and have your kids decorate their play garden and grow their favorite plants:

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#13. Grow a tire garden together:

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#14. Learn about how to attract butterflies and give them a resting place:

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#15. A fairy garden table provides your kids plenty of inspiration for imaginative playtime fun:

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