She's looking for quick solutions an ideas rather than a digging up of the ground and landscaping (it's a PPP school).
This bike area is part of Alfreton Nursery's amazing outdoor space
I've noticed that the kids really enjoy triking (and scootering) over the blue net that you've left with us. It got me thinking that it might be nice to place different textures on the ground in the trike zone for them to drive over. But then I got a little stumped. I suppose we could try pockets of gravel, mud and sand. Ropes would just get tangled in the wheels, I think. I tried looking on blogs and googling but it's not an easy question to type into a search engine. Have you seen anything in your travels or do you have any suggestions?
I also tried squirting paint onto the ground in the trike zone so they could do some mark making by riding their trikes and scooters through the paint. But the paint didn't really spread, it just soaked into the concrete and stayed there, even when I diluted it. Any suggestions on that one?
Naturally my friend will probably go and see what the children in her nursery think and do some shared brainstorming and experimentation, but what thoughts spring to your mind?
Thank you in advance...
Also recently I've been thinking a lot about bike play and interesting possible lines of development that allow the play to be extended creatively. So if you have any good stories about how one thing led to another in terms of bikes and trikes, it would be helpful to know. I saw this YouTube video clip which does make one think about the level of challenge we offer children