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!

Dinosaur Garden by Fun At Home With Kids

Vintage is in, so going absolutely prehistoric is definitely chic. Scuttle through this Jurassic world made of easy to find plant sedum (it's a type of flowering plant) and rocky terrain. Don't forget to pick up blue stones to make a vibrant dino lake.

Photo courtesy of Fun At Home With Kids

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

— Christal Yuen