have i mentioned that my in-laws have the BEST backyard?!? along the side of the backyard is a row of huge pine trees. we put together a little hideout under there and refer to it as our “forest”. it’s a great place to escape the heat of the sun.
we decorated our forest with some little critters (garden animals) and garland we made using painted pine cones and twine.
mymy painting a bird house and pine cones we hung up in our forest
mymy painting one of our little critters and playing with play dough (best home-made play dough recipe here)
i put together a bin to keep under there with all our supplies so that we aren’t always having to cart things in and out. in the bin we have: paint and painting supplies, markers, paper, play dough, wipes, and paper towels.