How to build a living playhouse that helps kids to understand nature


The digital age is a blessing and a curse. It allows us all, kids included, to expand our universe beyond anything our parents could have imagined. On the other hand, all too often, kids spend countless hours glued to a screen instead of ‘doing’.

Here is a fun and educational way to divert them from the small, confined universe of their smartphones to the wide-open, great outdoors… help them to build a living playhouse!

Living Playhouse

Also known as a bean teepee and similar to a willow playhouse, this is an easy DIY project.

Even with the summer heat, children would enjoy playing inside this natural playhouse — providing them with fresh air and a cool shade. It is also a good way to let them appreciate nature!

You’ll need these materials:

  • 10 long Bamboo Canes (minimum of 6 ft)
  • a packet of Runner Bean Seeds
  • Gardening String/Cable Tie
  • Chicken Wire

And these tools:

  • Cutter
  • Garden Trowel

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