JoyMaster Lisa’s grandson loves to play out on her porch. So, this Magic Garden grew both from creating fun for him and need for Nana to keep him entertained while others relaxed on the porch. The tabletop garden is centered around a large shoe playground, but this could be a swing set you make or a replica of the park down the street. Next to the garden is a bucket of “guys” for playing. The fun often expands outside of the container onto the nearby chairs and tables.
JoyMaster Lisa and her grandsons love hopscotch. She has a big basket of chalk by the front door, so its fun to have the garden reflect real life. You need a rock, acrylic paint, paint brush, clear coat, and a Sharpie.
1 Paint the Rock: Jot out on a piece of paper how you want it to look, then pain the rock.
2Draw the Boxes: Use a Sharpie and draw the boxes on top of the paint, and then touch-up paint if needed.
3Add the Numbers: Add the numbers, put a clear coat over the top of the Hopscotch and get the fun hopping!