This weekend, I took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and enjoyed some wonderful outdoor time with my daughter. Rather than hike our favorite Ice Age Trail segment or head to a nature center, we headed to my school to begin working on our natural play area.
Though moving logs and rocks was a bit exhausting, the time (along with blood and sweat) spent was well worth it as I am excited to share this new area to my students tomorrow.
|Rocks and log-lined path back from trail to play area|
Branching off the regular trail, I created a rock and log-lined path that diverts into two circular play areas outlined by balancing logs. One area has a small collection of tree cookies in it while the other has longer building branches. From the second circle, a second segment of the rock and log-lined play leads back to the regular hiking trail. I am excited to see what the kids think of this area, but more importantly, excited to see them explore and create with it.
|The second area has sticks like these.|
|Rocks connecting circular play areas|
|Rocks and log-lined path back to the trail|
|Enhanced outdoor seating options|
Let the playing begin!