The pit has now become a loose parts play pit for Eloise. She loves running circles around the tree stump and the logs beside, that were supposed to become borders), have become 'school buses'. So I have thrown in the towel for now and instead threw some extra natural loose parts into her pit to play with. Tree bark, birch sticks, large landscaping rocks and some mulch piles. Maybe if it ever rains long enough we can make mud pies with some tin pie plates.
Pop-up playgrounds are becoming a popular topic in Canada. They are being run in multiple cities, including a three year program in the GTA (you may have seen some Earth Play links and events shared on my Facebook page this summer). Events are added regularly to the Earth Play Facebook Page.
Is there anything you would add to a giant backyard hole for more creative play?
Read more about loose parts play here.