Recycled Play Series – #1 Outdoor Fun

Welcome to my new weekly series ‘Recycled Play’. Regular readers of this blog will know that I have a passion for play but I also have a passion for ensuring parents and educators understand that play doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t need all the latest equipment and well marketed toys!

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

This series is all about inspiring you to discover a love of recycled or upcycled play – each week I will be taking you on a journey through ideas and projects to try for yourself…projects that will not only save you money but provide the kids with hours of fun.

The ideas I have chosen from around the web and from my own blog range from very easy to ‘you possibly might need a patient handyman/woman! There is something for everyone each week though I promise!

I’m not going to keep you waiting, let’s begin our journey through Week 1 – Outside Fun! To learn more about each project just click on the photo or highlighted text under each photo. I’ve also included a few of my favourites from Facebook! If you are an early years educator and want even more ideas and tips for incorporating sustainability into play and environments you might like to check out my online training workshop on this very topic!

Ready to be inspired to recycle for play? Let’s go!

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

DIY Sand and Water Table Tutorial – Child at Heart

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Large Outdoor Scales – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Pool Noodle Abacus – Happy Hooligans

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Pallet Sand Kitchen – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Pallet Outdoor Sink – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

 Giant Reclaimed Wooden Blocks – Filth Wizardry

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Water Bottle Wind Spirals – Happy Hooligans

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

DIY Scoops and Sieves – Playful Learners

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

 Upcycled Chair Swing – This DIY Life

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Milk Carton Watering Cans – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Drop Side Cot to Outdoor Play Tent – Craftser Forum

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

 Recycled Door Playhouse – Play Scapes

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

DIY Climbing Trestles & Planks – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

 DIY Water Wall – Tinkerlab

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Pallet Market Stall/Shop – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Mud Pie Kit – Kids Activities Blog

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Pallet Garden Planter – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

 Make your own crane – At Home with Ali

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

 DIY Upcycled Uids Corner Bench – My Repurposed Life

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Outdoor Blackboard – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Homemade Wind Chimes – Hands on as we Grow

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Recycled Seat Bus – The Empowered Educator

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

DIY Wooden Roads and Ramps – Buggy and Buddy

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Tin Can Stilts – There’s just one Mommy

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Pallet Blocks – The Empowered Educator

 

Facebook Inspiration! 

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

 Bamboo Planters – Renata’s Family Day Care

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Cable Reel Makeover – Jumping Jellybeans Family Day Care

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Recycled Village – Puzzles Family Day Care

Over 25 ideas for recycled or upcycled fun with outdoor play - see more at mummymusingsandmayhem.com

Outdoor Scales – Baxter Kindergarten & Children’s Centre

Want more ideas for turning recycled materials into learning resources and play experiences? You’ll love the E-book Incorporating Sustainable Practice & Use of Natural Materials. Available to download to your computer or device right now!

Activity ideas and strategies for incorporating sustainability, natural materials and recycling into play and learning. An ebook for early years educators, homeschool and parents!

 

 

7 thoughts on “Recycled Play Series – #1 Outdoor Fun

  1. Hey Jode! There are so many creative DIY. What a wonderful list!. These are really worth sharing. Gonna make some of them for my little kids.
    Cool. 🙂

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