This simple and fun outdoor play station has everything you need to keep the kids entertained and hydrated all summer long!
With the weather getting warmer lately, my kids have been begging to go outside every day. We had a long winter, and the kids can’t wait to run free and enjoy the sunshine! Whenever we decide to play outside, though, it seems to take us forever to find all the stuff we need. Our jump ropes and bouncy balls are scattered all over the house, the bubble wands are empty and forlorn, and the chalk has been left out on the driveway, cracked and broken.
This year, I decided that enough is enough. I created this fun outdoor play station, perfect for corralling all of our outdoor toys! It’s also a great place to put our snacks and water bottles, to keep everyone hydrated and ready to play. I like that it has wheels, so it’s easily roll outside when we’re ready to play. It’s tidy and organized, and everything has its own place.
Outdoor Play Station
To make this simple and fun outdoor play station, you will need:
- an inexpensive rolling cart (examples can be found here and here)
- a variety of fun outdoor toys
- healthy, low-mess snacks, like pretzels and fresh fruit
- water bottles to keep the kids hydrated as they play
I chose to stock our outdoor play station with some water bottles. 🙂 Next to the water bottles, I added a few healthy snacks to keep the kids happy and energized.
On another shelf, I added our sidewalk chalk, jump rope, water guns, and frisbees. I’m hoping the little tin I added for the chalk will make it easy to keep it all together. We’ve lost many a stick of chalk over the years because it was left out and accidentally smashed.
On the third shelf, I put our bouncy balls and bubble wands. My kids aren’t always great about replacing the lids tightly on the wands, so I figured this would be a great way to minimize the mess from wands leaking.
Once we had our outdoor play station ready to go, it was time to play!
We don’t have a lot of outdoor space at our house, but our little patio is perfect for jump rope, bubbles, and chalk!
Is there anything cuter than a cat drawn by a six year old? I don’t think so. 🙂