3 Simple Backyard Ideas For The Kids

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We’re gearing up for a big move in June and we’re excited about the thought of creating a wonderful backyard for our little ones to enjoy.

The boys have been fortunate enough to tag along during our house hunting experience and they’ve given us their input on where they’d like to live. It’s safe to say that we were able to meet their needs while accommodating our own.

Our new home will have a big yard with enough space for the boys to kick their soccer ball, play basketball and most importantly, explore freely without me behind them making sure they hurt themselves.

With a large covered deck, there’s still room to entertain and stay out of the South Florida sun.

I can’t wait to see their reaction when we bring all their things over to our home and set up their playroom.

In the meantime, we’re drawing up some ideas for the yard. Below are three ways we plan to make our new yard a place for our family can enjoy:

1. Set up play areas.
Our boys love playing with their Little Tikes soccer play set. We use it indoors and outdoors, it’s a great way to keep the kids moving. With the size of our new yard, we’ll be able to set it up close to the gate to play.

Having a variety of balls available for your little ones to play with allows them to keep moving and tire themselves out.

2. Create an outside reading area.
Hammocks are a great place to relax with your kids and pick up a book. You can check out this hammock and stand to add in any corner of your yard.

You can also add an area where you can throw down some pillows and read with the kids.

3. Make space for a garden.
Having a garden in your yard helps the little ones develop a sense of responsibility. Include your children when you plant the seed by asking them what they’d like to grow. Food is always a great idea because it teaches your little ones where food comes from.

How do you plan to make the most of your yard this season?

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    1. Thank you! It’s been a blessing (and a headache) throughout the process. But it’s been worth it.

  1. A garden space would be my favorite. My boys are building a turtle house in our yard

    1. Me too! We’re hoping to create a little oasis for our boys to enjoy. Maybe we’ll make a turtle house of our own 🙂

  2. My daughter loves being in the backyard. We have a trampoline, so she’s usually on that.

    Good luck with your move!

  3. natalielovesbeauty

    Gardening has to be my favourite of the three. Teaching your kids where food comes from and how easy it is to grow your own is so important!

  4. The Motivated Mom

    I love these ideas! Especially the reading area…just hanging out getting fresh air with a good book. My idea of relaxation.

  5. jenniferhquisenberry

    I don’t have kids, but I totally agree about the idea of having areas of your yard with purpose. I love the reading area idea. I have a “sit outside and drink my coffee” area next to some of my flowers as well. But enrichment opportunities are so important. These are some really great suggestions.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read through these ideas. I like that you have an area where you can sit outside and enjoy your coffee in the morning. Those little moments really make a difference in your day.

  6. I love these ideas. I think children ought to play more rather than just sit in front of a screen all day. I also realize that that takes more effort than you’d think.

    1. Yes! We try to keep them active throughout the day. Otherwise, it’s a headache for us when it’s time for bed.

  7. AlaynaFrankenberry

    I love the idea of a backyard reading area! Sounds like a great way to make summer reading fun!

    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to move in already and get to working on some of these projects.

  8. I am planning too for a kids backyard next month! Its good for them to have this backyard. Thanks for tips! 🙂

    1. Yay! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out.

  9. I love all of these ideas. We have been considering putting a garden in the backyard and letting it be the kids responsibility.

    1. A children’s backyard is the best way to keep the kids active. Perks of living in South Florida is that we can have them run out any time of the year.

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