A Woodlands Playground

Who needs a playground when there are trees, stumps, logs, and sticks to play with?  Balance beams, teeter totters, seats, boundaries, or building blocks – the sky is the limit! Check out some simple and some ingenious ways to turn old trees into a great natural play space:

Balance Beam

Balance Beam

Our "bouncy tree" with suspended branches to hang on or balance on

Our “Bouncy Tree” with suspended branches to hang on or balance on

Natural sandbox border

Natural Sandbox Border

Every playground needs a rotton log!  This one has been picked apart to harvest sawdust - an ingredient in our woodland kitchen

Every playground needs a rotton log! This one has been picked apart to harvest sawdust – an ingredient in our woodland kitchen

"Worm writing" covers this rotten log

“Worm Writing” covers this rotten log

Teeter-totter and balance beams for older students

Teeter-totter and balance beams for older students

Stumps make steps and chairs for our fort

Stumps make steps and chairs for our fort (and a tick-tack-toe board if you have charcoal!)

Hammer and nail practice

Hammer and Nail practice

How do you use trees, stumps, logs, and sticks in your play space?

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