Backyard ideas for kids – Show notes

Kid friendly landscaping

Today’s Links:

How kids view, interact, and engage with their yards.

Today’s show covers how our kids enjoy our yard and what excites them about the outdoors.  This show inspires us to create wonderfully imaginative spaces for our children to grow and enjoy!

We talk about:

  • How kids perceive and interact with playspaces
  • Role play
  • Feeling valued
  • Edible landscaping
  • Learning about nature
  • Natural playspaces
  • Teaching values through play


How could I have finished this episode without going deeper into play houses?  A kid’s playhouse or treehouse is a wonderful way for kids to engage in imaginative play.  Fortunately, Leigha Staffenhagen from reached out to me with some awesome treehouse suggestions!

Ah, to be a kid again. There is something about a treehouse that makes you want to throw on some worn-out shoes, grass-stained jeans, and a warm jacket (because your mom made you). Whether you had a treehouse as a kid or your neighbor friends did, the memories of spending all afternoon outside playing games and make-believe will remain long after you’re too tall (or old) to get inside. Why not build one for your kids so they can experience the same good-old-fashioned fun?

  • Leigha Staffenhagen,

Go check out these awesome ideas, and make sure you share any pictures with us here at Easy Living Yards if you decide to build a treehouse for your family!