Do you have a fenced in yard that has become your kids' play-zone? If so, have you run out of space for activities for the kids to enjoy while playing out in the fresh air? Maybe it is time for you to utilize the fencing to give your kids a few more things to do to keep them busy, entertained and even express their creativity a bit. Here, you will get a few ideas of things you can do to your fencing to provide your kids with even more outdoor activities for the warm weather months.
Oversize Outdoor Chalkboard
If your kids love drawing, they need a huge chalkboard to use outside. Making an oversize chalkboard to hang on your fence is very easy. Simply paint a large sheet of plywood with chalkboard paint and let it dry. Drill a few holes in the top and bottom edges of the board to use to hang the chalkboard on the fence. Insert some screws and give your kids a bucket of chalk.
Kids' Garden Center
Hanging a few shelves and hooks on your fence can give your kids a place to keep their little gardening tools. Use a couple of plastic bowls with lips along the top and a board for a countertop and build a small watering station for the kids. These makeshift sinks can give the kids a place to wash the mud off of their hands and play with water toys.
There are many wonderful ideas for container gardens for kids, but not often do you see those container gardens on the fencing around the yard. You can use just about anything to create a kid's container garden for your fence. Painted cans, old rain boots, plastic bowls, or even PVC piping can be used to hang on the fence and grow beautiful little plants in.
You don't have to have a basketball hoop to shoot hoops. You can simply hang a basket or bucket on the fence. Consider hanging multiple baskets or buckets on the fence and paint a score on each one. Have the kids toss their balls into the hoops and try to keep track of their scores. This will help to develop hand-eye coordination and math skills.
There is no reason to leave the fence bare. Consider these projects as well as any others that you can come up with to create the perfect play-zone for your kids to enjoy.
I love my dog, but my dog loves my neighbor's yard. My adopted Labrador needs hours of playtime each day to stay fit, but she used to be a master of escaping no matter how close of an eye I kept on her. After a few too many holes dug in flower beds, I splurged on a tall chain link fence and finally ended her romps on other properties. Now my neighbors smile and wave when we meet in our shared driveway instead of giving me a wary look. Sharing my new found love for fences is just one way I hope to give back to others.