I spent the best £9 ever on Monday.
Two bags of play sand.
This will provide hours of entertainment over the summer and enable me to do more gardening whilst the kids are having fun!
|The sandpit in the veg garden last year|
Last year I had the sandpit in one of the veg beds. This was great most of the time as my eldest could play really near to me (which she loved), the only trouble was when she had friends round to play they wanted to go in the sandpit and I was always a little worried that they'd destroy the veg around them. They didn't know the rules like she did - constantly nagged to stay on the paths!. Also my youngest isn't anywhere near as careful and charges head first everywhere.
So this year I've decided to put it just outside the veg garden. This spot only grew weeds last year so I put some cardboard and wood chip down first to suppress them and give the girls somewhere nice to play. It also makes the area less maintenance for me as I could never be bothered to strim around the shrub!
|One happy girl!|
|Another happy girl! First time in the sand pit this year and I didn't hear a word from her for an hour!|
Another cheap thing to keep the kids entertained. In fact, believe it or not, that's the same sandpit I had as a child! That makes it some 30 years old - Not sure how mum managed to keep it all those years without it breaking but the plastic still seems okay even now, I'm just careful to store it in a shed over the worst of the winter so it'll last even longer.
What else could I build/create to keep the kids entertained in the garden?