Making the outdoors of your home more lively for children


Bringing the outdoors of home to use is one task you might enjoy doing with your children. Making this space more lively and useful can be fun. As a mother you try to keep your children safe and secure inside your home but at some point and time you need them to get healthy and fit so you have to take them outdoors. If you have an outdoor space make it interesting so they play with you there. Do the basics of the outdoor setup yourself and try to make the space more spacious and green start with the following steps:

  • Add greenery

Add greenery to the outdoor setting to make it look more cozy and lively while you enjoy your evenings there. Add more colorful pots to bring a pop of color. You can also take help from your young ones so they plant and enjoy the activity with you.

  • Light it up

Put beautiful lighting to make it cozier and to enjoy the vibe of your self-created outdoor. For this you can use outdoor lamps or even fairy lights. 

  • Add a pergola

Add a pergola it may bring a between space feeling while connecting to you to the indoor of your house. Pergolas are cost effective as well since they give you an indoor touch and you can create a room like effect to it. Pergola cost can be reduced if you insert it while building you house initially. You can use this space by putting a barbeque setup here at a corner and fully utilize the space.  

  • Outdoor sitting 

Insert an outdoor sitting so children do not only use the outdoor space to play physically but also read, write and play with colors utilizing the sitting space. 

Set up wooden chairs and table to give an aesthetic look.

  • Play area 

To make this outdoors space more interesting adds playful elements to it. Like play area tiles near a trampoline so they exert and enjoy at the same time.  Put a slide or swing so they can have all the play area fun at home. 

  • Set up a fence

The fence around your outdoor garden should not look like a barrier to your children. It should be colorful all over with a black board induced in between where you can write simple and beautiful sayings to teach them good things or you can even teach them lessons their to make it more interesting.  

  • Build a tree house

To give your children a feeling of ownership and joy at the same time, build them a tree house. A tree house where they can keep all their toys and decorate it anyway they like.  You can add colors to the exterior of this tree house to make it go with your outdoor set up. 

  • Reuse

Reuse the household items being ignored and do your own kids size furniture. Make lamps and cute small handcrafted items along with your children and place it in the outdoor setup.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Angelina Robston
Angelina Robston
3 years ago

I am loving your article. This is great and will helped me a lot to gather my family. In this pandemic situation my children are locked in house. I thought o bring aTrampoline with best safety measures and quality so they can play and entertain themselves.  

Home Appliances
3 years ago

You should always plan everything ahead as it will help to save some money and be more organized.

3 years ago

I love the ideas of lamps and small handcrafted items with children to place outdoors. Thanks for sharing. It is also important that at this moment the child does not think that he does not have time with assignments, writing essays, for example, I usually order.

David Backham
3 years ago

After spending a busy day with alot outdoor activities, hot showers are a great blessing to feel fresh again. Moreover, due to covid-19, never ignore bathing after spending a day out.