Children in Nature - Natural Play Spaces

Elements of a Natural Play Space

Examples of Creativity & Imagination Activities

Nature art area.

Irvine Nature Center
Baltimore County

 

Nature art table.

Irvine Nature Center
Baltimore County

 

Addition of cloth materials can create small worlds and shelters.

Locust Grove
Montgomery County

Over-sized bird's nest.

Brookside Nature Center
Montgomery County

 

Chainsaw carving.

Locust Grove
Montgomery County

 

Using natural materials for sculpture.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden
New York

 

Trees and other things can become a boat.

Photo courtesy of Parks and People Foundation

 

Creating sculpture with a vine.

Brookside Gardens
Montgomery County