Here is our play hut that I made last Spring. It is made out of saplings that I tied together in an arch, and grape vine that I wove through the saplings. As magical as I think it is, I find that the children do not really play in it
Over the summer we planted runner beans and morning glories on it, and although a lot of grazing happened (oh how they loved the runner beans) no real play occurred. What fun is a fort if no one wants to go and play in it, so I started thinking....
...and an answer came! I have wanted to make a music wall or a "banging wall" as I have also heard it called. Instead of a music wall, I decided to make a music hut, and I am happy to say the children are playing in it! I had a hard time getting a photo that captures it, but perhaps the combination of these shots will do, as well as the video of them making music in the hut.
One last thing, when I was little my best friend and I were always building forts, and her mom just sent me this picture of the ultimate stick fort, thanks Debbie!