Nature Play Spaces Elements - Gardening & Digging Activities

Gardening and digging is probably one of the best ways to get a child hands-on with nature. Gardening helps build fine motor skills; early exposure to plants can also help develop a green thumb!

kids playing in a sand box

Sandboxes incorporated into playspaces

group tree planting

Tree plantings are a great group exercise

butterflies eating fruit in a garden

Gardens attract wildlife

strawberries in an old laundry basket

Using recycled material as planters

tomatos and lettce

Gardening teaches you how to grow your own food

kids playing in the leaves

Leaves can also be used for play