Kids need plenty of fresh air, and if you’re homeschooling your children without an outdoor space nearby, then it’s likely your backyard is where they go out and play. If you’re thinking about fixing up your backyard so you and your family can enjoy the nice weather in your own little space then you’ve come to the right place. It can be difficult to come up with ideas for things to do in your backyard at times, especially if you are not a natural DIYer. However, having a beautiful backyard does not require you to be an expert with your hands, so check out some handy suggestions for getting your backyard ready.
Build a vegetable patch
A good old vegetable patch is something that never goes out of style in a backyard. Not only do you get to eat the vegetables you’ve grown, but it’s also a great method to teach your children important life lessons. All you need is soil, a few seeds of your favorite fruits and veggies, and the ability to water them when necessary. You’ll look like a pro if you add some borders to your veggie garden! Why not ask the kids to pick their favorite fruit or vegetable and give them the assignment to care for their plant?
You probably already know how much it costs to run your hose pipe when it comes to watering the garden, so why not eliminate that bother completely? Installing water tanks around your garden to collect rainwater is a great way of saving money and becoming more environmentally friendly. Not only that, but your children will learn the importance of all of these things, and have the added fun of being able to choose their own watering can to use when they’re watering their chosen vegetables.
Create a kids corner
Children, as you are aware, are easily bored. This is why it is a good idea to set up a kids’ area in your backyard to keep them entertained when they’re playing outside. Why not treat your kids to a slide and swing set? Or make them a den where they can spend hours playing? You can buy bark to protect them from falling and to give a splash of color to your yard. Don’t forget to set up a paddling pool for hours of fun and cooling off during the hotter weather!
Welcome wildlife into your garden
Why not turn your backyard into a wildlife sanctuary? Wildlife can have difficulty finding food, water, and even a place to sleep. Use this opportunity to start another project with the kids by making a few easy aids for wildlife in your area:
- Bird bath for convenient water access
- For protection, use bird and bug boxes.
- Water bowls for foxes and hedgehogs
- Bird feeders with seeds and nuts provide hidden nesting areas for smaller animals.
This will also teach your children about wildlife and the need of supporting them when they are in need, and it is a fantastic way to spend some time together during the next school holidays!