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Repurpose old tires to create indoor or outdoor small world areas, play areas, or places for exploration in your early childhood settings.
Cover tires with fabric or burlap to create small world play areas. We like the idea to use round plastic buckets or bowls for the inside.
Make a tire rocker for inside.
Toy Storage Bin
Drill holes and use screws to attach two tires together. Use a wood circle as a top.
Tire Stools and Table (love the hanging tire planters as well)
Tire stool for inside or outside
Fill old tires with different materials to create play areas. Fill them with wood chips, rocks, sand, or place a wooden circle inside.
Painting Tires Art Activity
Use spray paint to paint the tires white. Then. let children use acrylic paint to decorate them. Fill with dirt to create planters.
Make borders for outdoor play areas:
Fill with wood chips or sand to make a border around a construction play area.
Fill with patches of grass.
Create small play areas.
Fill tires with potting soil and grow tomatoes or beans.
Paint the tires to create flower planters.
A playground made with tires
Robot and all kinds of tire fun on this play ground in Tokyo.
Make a tire swing
Credit: diy Network
Make a sandbox area with an old truck or tractor tire.
Hannah from Making Boys Men shares some great ideas and activites on how to play with tires on her blog.
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