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Your outdoor space provides many learning opportunities for young children. They learn to navigate new challenges, re-navigate familiar ones, and explore the world around them. Being outside fills their lungs with fresh air, and allows them to use their large muscles for running and climbing. An outdoor space should be equipped to allow the children to explore the area independently.
When you set up your outside space you can save money by building outdoor items yourself, shopping for second hands items, using items from nature, and using recycled materials.
In addition to climbers and swing sets- you can also incorporate many of the Learning Spaces you have inside your home, in your Outdoor Space as well. From Reading Areas to Outdoor Dramatic Play Spaces the possibilities are endless.
Don't throw those tires out quite yet. Here are some fun ways to use them in your Outdoor Space.
Climbing & Tire Playgrounds
This fun colorful tire playground belongs to Daycare Spaces Member Tara Kochanskyj of Little Learners Daycare & Preschool Center
I love this colorful tire Play Structure from The PlayDome Page
Make a tire swing with this tutorial from Today's Creative life.
Use Tires as a Ladder. Check out this Tutorial by Exploring Domesticity
Make your own Tire Sandbox with this tutorial from I Heart Naptime
This fabulous sandbox from Smiling Mama's Blog has a great DIY cover.
This super outdoor space belongs to Daycare Spaces member Robin Deziel of Dream Big Childcare. Fill the tires with dirt or sand for added construction fun.
Aren't these tire seats from A life we built just so adorable?
These lawn seats from flaming petal are so fun!
A easy Tire seat tutorial from DIY Enthusiasts
This idea from Curbly would be a great option for outdoor storage
I love this colorful tire garden from Lemon, Bean and Things
Fairy Garden, and Small World Play
What a fun space from Let the Children Play.
You can transform tires into an outdoor space for small world play with
this idea from Puzzles Family Daycare
Here is another fun space for small world play from Play Based Learning
Use tires to border your play area. This fabulous outdoor play area belongs to Daycare Spaces member Louise Holland of Bear Family Child Care.
This fabulous tire Mud Kitchen can be found on 1001 Gardens
Make your own Tether Ball with this tutorial from Style with Cents.
DIY your own teeter totter with this tutorial from My Fix it up life
Open ended Dramatic Play
Build a Vehicle that can be transformed into a Bus, Boat, Plane or car like this one
found on Trail Journals.
More Information on Painting Tires:
Here are some Tutorials on how to Paint Tires:
Tutorial from Beauty in the Midst
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Have you made something with tires? Please feel free to post a photo in the comments!
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