Monday, July 28, 2014

These are a few of my favourite (found) things, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of "These are a few of my favourite (found) things."  If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens....and wooden crates and milk crates.  Well, maybe Julie Andrews wouldn't sing about them, but they certainly come in handy when creating play spaces in early childhood settings.

1.  Wooden Crates

You can make shelves:

Or tables:

Or even a mud pie kitchen:

Wooden crates are always handy storage options:

2.  Milk Crates

What milk crates lack in the rustic factor, they make up for in versatility.  

You can build with them, or use them for storing loose parts outdoors:

 Join them together to become an upcycled storage unit to hold the sandpit resources:

Light in weight, children can carry and cart milk crates and use them in their play:

Their slotted sides come in handy for creating intriguing water play arrangements:

You can sail away in them:

Or use them to hold up your mud pie kitchen:

So tell me, what are your favourite (found) things?


  1. waw very nice and beautifull , thank you

  2. This looks a lot of fun and good fun during the summer. I dont have a backyard in Dubai so I take the kids to Kidsville for a good workout.

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  4. There are really lots of things that you can do with some of the things that can easily end up as trash. I had fun looking at the ideas you shared to make those crates useful! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  6. Jenny, this is an amazing collection. they make me want to redesign the play spaces again!

  7. Love your way of thinking!

  8. Inspiration - in cratefuls! Particularly love the mud pie kitchen.

  9. Looking so beautiful things you shared here, I'm very happy to see this kind of post.

  10. You have such cute ideas, I love the mud pie kitchen. It seems like kids really do learn a lot through play. My daughter loves to pretend. She would probably love each of these ideas.