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Natural Playspaces Series - Building a Musical Spool Table

Recycled music table - we are modifying and old round table frame - Allan is so clever!


Natural Playspaces Series - Building a Musical Spool Table!

We painted our IKEA tables with blackboard paint for our new writing area chalk tables. Nursery

Nursery Nook: New writing area

Wire rack storage lets all the water and sand fall out from sand or water play toys

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Another great music wall, from the Pre-school Play blog. Visit the blog to see lots more pictures including children getting creative and adding to the wall, plus an excellent description of how it was made and how the children use it. Love the creative use of sections of clothes dryer for hanging the instruments, and there's an interesting mix of found objects and "real" instruments.

Pre-school Play: Music Wall

Weaving outdoors! Endless possibilities!

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"Bus" for imaginative play. Looks like it's made out of a log and seats

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Turn a pallette into a sail boat - or pirate ship. Great for a sandpit or den.

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Tyres used as boundary line and small world.

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this is one of the best water wall ideas i have found. really simple and let's kids turn the bottles to direct water different places. also keeps bottle caps to stop water! i am going to try this and use other containers too! would work well on wood too.

DIY: Cardboard water play easel for preschoolers

from BuzzFeed

26 Beautiful Ways To Use Chalkboard Paint

Blackboard paint tree slices for natural mark making on the go. Great outdoor mark making idea. Kiddies could do this before working in their sketchbook. A basket of these for children to take out and explore.

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