Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental process. While playing, they develop cognitive and athletic skills, in addition to building confidence and learning how to be creative.
TV and video games will try to compete for your child’s attention, but with the right playroom ideas and tools, you can create an environment that encourages active play (as opposed to passive entertainment).
Below, we’ve provided inspiration for some of the best playroom ideas that will keep your kids occupied for hours.
Hopscotch Stepping Stones
What an adorably huge version of the classic game of Hopscotch! Concrete pavers from the local Home Depot work wonders as the stepping stones, and sprucing them up different candy-hued outdoor paints, including red, blue, green, orange, yellow, black and white makes everything oh so vibrant. And you don’t need to limit this colorful thing of creativity to games – these pavers are much more fun than a plain paper and pencil when it comes to working on some math problems with a little innovation, making learning all the way more interesting.
Tyres Defining Play Area
Tyres can be quite handy and chic when it comes to crafting super joyful early childhood settings. This set of tyres arranged in a cone-like shape serves the purpose of defining the backyard’s space dedicated to the kiddos. It’s amazing how these old repurposed motor accessories function as a unique wall with an industrial appeal, that too without actually going for any construction to get it all done. If you want to work out something a little more bright, coating the tyres with your choice of spray paints or even lining them with cushions to end up in a comfortable seating is a few extra touches you can add to the project.
Make a PVC Pipe Kiddie Car Wash
Those kiddie car washes aren’t a tedious task anymore when you have got this breathtaking car wash section in the yard, built out of PVC pipes. You’ll love how pool needles kitchen sponges, pom poms, and shower curtain add the final touches to this kiddie car wash that’s the most perfect summer project to make for your little ones. What pool needles do here is hug around the pipes, having a few extra ones attached to the pom pom handles to make an archway, while a the shower curtain goes for the dryer end. If the decorations weren’t already pretty enough, sponges cut and stringed into stars adorn the structure even better.
Art + Outdoors = Artdoorsy
It’s a pretty cool idea to get the kids indulged in some outdoor artsy projects, blending creativity with play time and giving the kids a perfect place to create stunning artworks. That outdoor chalkboard installed on the garden fence has been rightly clubbed with a hanging bucket loaded with a whole bundle of colorful chalks. A hardi-board coated in some chalkboard paint would work wonders to get it all done, just make sure you keep the dimensions of your garden fence in mind. To add an element of refinement, you can always build a frame around the board using some old pieces of wood and spray paint.
Make a Music Wall
Let your innovation loose and grab household items and a few percussive instruments that can make a great sound when rubbed, plucked, or struck. All you need to do is fix them to the fence, ending up with your kid’s very own Music Wall. Some of the most surprising yet amazing installations on the wall include a xylophone with a few bars missing, an old bicycle wheel that makes interesting sounds when the kids take a small metal spatula to the spokes, lots of pots and plates from the kitchen, a bunch of old container caps, a metal lattice, a simple wooden rolling pin and an ice-cube tray.
POPS OF BLUE
A nook near the living room in a Manhattan apartment serves as the perfect play area for a toddler. Designed by Rhobin DelaCruz, the light-filled space features vibrant colors to balance the room’s wood accents.
a bold red daybed from Ballard Designs and a Dwell Studio chair. The ottoman is upholstered in Carolina George fabric, and the watercolor wall print is by Paul Jenkins.
A chalkboard wall creates a moveable, ever-changing art gallery in this playroom by Marks & Frantz.
In Joanna Bradford’s playroom, an accent wall in a sea-themed blue-toned wallpaper is both tranquil and enlivening.
In Lucy Liu’s playroom, woven baskets hung over the fireplace incorporate texture and a worldly feel. These club chairs from One King’s Lane are upholstered in stain-resistant Crypton.
A tent for camping indoors