One of our newest products, the Build-A-Creek is a kit that comes with all the materials you need to make your own creek for your natural playscape. In addition to all materials, we supply directions describing how the children can be the ones who actually build the creek.
Having a creek on the preschool playground provides many learning opportunities, but think of all the learning taking place when the children build their own creek, from start to finish. The children start by scooping and packing down sand and then experimenting with the location and shape of the water channel. Next, children think of where to place the large, medium, and small rocks. Once the channel is shaped and all the rocks are in place, add a garden hose and the children can explore – digging, pouring, sifting, sorting, and rearranging with their own creek.
To see a more in-depth summary about how children can build their own creek, visit our original blog post about the creek, Building The Adventurous Child Creek.
To see more outdoor play equipment for preschoolers that focuses on nature and water play, check out our Water Log Troughs for the natural playground.