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Simple tree swing using a rope and an old pool noodle

While playing in the backyard on Sunday, the girls had the idea to make a swing with a rope. They found a tree branch, and I lent them a hand. After it was installed they decided some padding on the bum would be nice. So we added the blue noodle for a seat, using a piece of an old pool noodle.

Their idea was inspired by the playground at their Montessori school. Where teachers have hung ropes from play structures and monkey bars, using knots, disks and making simple swings for toddlers that are just inches off the ground.

So basically, this simple backyard fun went like this – Rope, noodle, knots…. and S-W-I-N-G. The fun began.

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  1. What a clever idea. I love it!

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.


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