Our week-long patio make-over has come to an end and we are very happy with the results.
Before we started things were quite bleh.
There was no color, very little in the way of toys or activities. Everyday we added just one aspect of fun outdoor play.
Day One was all about adding color with simple suncatchers, magic color wands, and more user friendly sidewalk chalk and Kool-Aid bubbles.
Day Two we built a small apartment friendly music wall and added pretend play props to our outdoor space.
Day Three we nurtured our local wildlife with bird feeders and nesting bag. We also put together a simple bug hunting kit.
Day Four we moved our sports equipment from a closet inside the apartment to a storage shed on the patio, and we installed a DIY $2 kid-sized basket ball court.
Day Five we got messy with the addition of a mud kitchen and clean up station.
Day Six we created a simple quiet corner for the kids to escape to and we made sure sun screen was readily available.
Day Seven we did a bit of frugal gardening, both fairy and veggie.
Now here’s how it looks today:
Lots of color with four sun catchers, a rainbow wreath, a paddling pool full of balls, and the magic color wands are in a basket under the fairy garden.
Just to the left of this picture is the tree we hung bird feeders in, to the right are the stairs which the kids can hide and play under.
Music wall. Basket of bubbles is on the other side of the column.
The green bucket on the wall is our bug hunting kit, the purple bucket on the ground is our pretend play supplies. The sports equipment, other outdoor toys, and clean up station are all located behind that door which is our storage shed.
There’s still room for improvement but we like to think its come along way!