You don’t need to install elaborate swing sets and slides to spice up your garden. In fact, simple hacks like turning your fence into a life-size chalkboard or using old pots and pans for classic musical play will have your kid swiftly out the door. Flip through the photo gallery to discover easy ways to transform your garden into a true paradise for play—no hardcore landscaping required!

Tepee Sandpit by Moment to Moment

Little spider monkeys (and your green beans!) will have a blast climbing this outdoor structure. Made from long wooden planks, this tepee also forms a hollow base that's perfect for sandpit. And when the bean stalks have taken over the tepee, it’ll be a great shady hide-out from the sun. Check out how Australian mum of two from Moment to Moment made this tepee work for her kids.

Photo credit: Moment to Moment

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How have you made your garden into a kid’s paradise? Share your tricks of the trade in the Comments section below!

— Christal Yuen