Spending time with your kids is always recommended if you’re a new parent, but deciding on what to do can be quite the challenge. If you’re stuck for ideas and want to do something that is both productive and social, why not consider a weekend renovation project in the backyard? This can be a lot of fun for your kids because they’ll get to spend their energy, and you can even include them as an essential component of the renovation process.
So here are a couple of weekend DIY garden projects that your kids can do with you without feeling lost or like a burden.
Adding some play apparatus
There are a lot of different physical games that your kids can play in the garden, such as football, basketball and tennis. You could do a couple of simple DIY projects, such as hanging up a basketball hoop or creating a small football goal for them to use. However, if you’re looking to create something a bit more unique, then you could also consider something such as a climbing frame. These are far more effective when it comes to getting your kids physically active since they don’t require other players like most sports.
Paint your fences with your kids
For both the protection of your home and a bit of fun for the kids, ask them with painting the entirety of your fence to create a lot of wonderful and weird different artworks. You may need to purchase a variety of different fencing materials, such as the hence itself, to give your kids room to play and get creative on your fences. This is also a great opportunity to give them different paints and crayons that are usually forbidden to be used inside the house. While it can get messy giving them free rain over paints and crayons, it’s a brilliant way to spend a weekend with your kids.
Garden walkways with pallet wood
If you’ve ever received a big order of products, then you might have received a wooden pallet of some sort. It’s a useful piece of wood that, when treated and worked with correctly, can offer endless DIY ideas to help your house look stunning. One of the best ways to utilize a wooden pallet is to separate each individual strip and use them for something, such as a DIY path to walk between your green lawn and your patio. Since it’s made from wood, it’s a safe way for your kids to get creative and they aren’t at risk of breaking or ruining it. You could even separate the pallet wood and let your child have free reign over one of them to paint and draw as much as they want for a colourful walkway.
These are just a couple of ways that you can your kids can get a colourful few additions to your garden, but it’s worth mentioning that there’s an endless sea of creativity that you can take advantage of once you start personalising your garden with your kids.
Nb. Collaborative post.