As grandparents we want to make the time we spend with our grandkids very special.

Most youngsters love sandpits and mud pits, and we all know how important it is for them to play outside.

You could create one for them at your home simply and inexpensively with these 3 great ideas.

They don’t take up too much space, but your grandchild will love getting out and using their imagination.

Click on the images to find out more about these great projects.

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Create a rocky landscape From: Parents.com

Create a rocky landscape for bulldozers

All you need for this project is some dirt, pipes and  stones or pebbles.

It would be a great idea to get your grandchild to help you create their own rocky landscape.

Once it’s complete just add a sunny day and plenty of cars, diggers and dozers!

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Another great use for old tires.

A mini sandpit made from old tires

Just a quick drive down to your tire repair shop will reveal just how many unwanted tires there are – millions!

Why not help the environment and create this clever sandpit, outdoor play area for your grandchildren.

You’ll notice that this is actually three tires placed one on top of the other.

You could adjust the height depending upon the age of your grandchild.

Once filled and painted, just add toys.

And, this is another project you could work on with your grandchild to make it even more special.

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Box outdoor adventure pit From: Stomping in the Mud

Box outdoor adventure pit

You’ll need an old crate or you could build one yourself.

Then it’s just a matter of adding sand, soil, pine cones, toys – you name it!

These projects are small enough to house in the corner of your yard or set on wheels they could be put away when your grandchildren go home.

They are suitable for boys and girls, too.

Sit outside with them and get dirty too! They’ll love spending time with you creating, building and using these fun play areas.

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3 fun sandpits or mud pits to create for your grandkids outside
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