A few years ago, I put together a rock play garden for my son. I found cheap pavers and we decorated them and used them as a garden border. I noticed the kids often used the pavers in little backyard games they made up, and I made a note to buy more (they are really cheap!).
We don’t have room for a sandpit but my son, especially, loves the sand and he often comes home from school with shoes full of it! We created a simple sand play tray (which you can read about here) and extended that by making paver roads. The kids loved it! So fun! So easy too!
- Pavers (I purchased 14)
(you can buy black or white pavers from Bunnings and places like that from about 60 cents each).
- Paint pen (or for something less permanent, just you chalk and it washes off)
(I used white or if you have white pavers, use black)
Drawing the roads
Forming the roads was a simple process of drawing a dotted line through the centre of the pavers. We allocated a few bricks to be corners and did right angle lines to connect (or do double sided bricks: one side with straight lines and the other with corner lines).
We added a few trucks and rocks. That’s it!
The good thing about the pavers is you can move them wherever you want: on grass, on concrete or as a border to a play garden. This took me 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes to pack up. When packing up, I placed the bricks up against the house and the underbed storage container comes with a lid which is handy for keeping the sand clean.