I've been enamoured of late with the idea of mirrors in the outdoor play space.
Not only do young children find mirrors engaging, but mirrors also add light and character, and open up a smaller outdoor play space.
Mirrors also make intriguing play surfaces.
Or a surface for painting and sensory explorations with materials such as finger paints, shaving cream, sand or clay.
Add a mirror to the bottom of the water trough to experiment with reflections.
Kate from An Everyday Story gives a useful run down on different types of mirrors and different uses for mirrors in play in her post called (naturally enough) Mirrors.
KidSafe has some advice on the safe use of mirrors.
Have you used mirrors outdoors?