5 School Playground Marking Ideas
We all know that children see the world as a place of wonder. So that’s why it’s great to enrich and guide their imagination with colourful, interactive playground markings to make the schoolyard a place for both fun and learning. From classic hopscotch all the way to challenging mazes, there are lots of ideas to delight children of all ages. Let’s explore some of them.
Hopscotch, snakes and ladders, chess, chequers – these are classic playground games that continue to entertain, making them staple markings for many schools. In particular, board game markings take the fun of these classics out from a standard indoor setting and into an interactive, outdoor setting where children can get active and become the game pieces.
Who said learning couldn’t be fun? By incorporating educational elements into school playground markings, you are strengthening what is learned in the classroom by bringing it into a fun environment and helping kids to engage with the material. In fact, kids will often not even realise they’re learning!
Treat your pupils to a range of educational games and markings, including:
- Words: What better way to teach kids their ABCs than in a relaxed play environment? From the basic alphabet to key vocabulary and action words, there are plenty of inventive ways to strengthen your students’ lexical muscles.
- Numbers: Bring numbers to life with help from colourful markings. Grids, targets, number caterpillars – there are lots of ways to get kids counting at playtime.
- Geography: From simple compasses to a full colour world map, kids can play at being a bold adventurer thanks to engaging geographical markings and games.
- Science: Get kids curious about the world with science-themed playground markings. Whether it’s getting to know their favourite farmyard animals or exploring the solar system, there’s lots of variety to be had with these markings.
Sports & Fitness
Playtime is as much about fitness as it is imagination. Sports markings can be adapted to suit the targeted age group, and can range from full professional tennis court markings for older teenagers, all the way to throwing targets for younger children. Lap markings, cricket pitches, basketball – there are many ways to get kids moving with markings.
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Stimulate your students’ sense of direction with mazes, play-roads or an explorer’s trail. These types of games help children develop their directional awareness in a fun, relaxed setting.
Mascots & Logos
Does your school have a mascot, logo or crest? Make it part of the school grounds in its full-colour glory. This helps create a sense of pride and identity among students, and will be sure to convey this to visitors.
Engage and inspire students with playground markings from the professionals. Here at Landmark Road Lining, we have the skills and specialist equipment to lay safe, full-colour playground markings for schools and nurseries – including sports court markings for older children. With over 30 years’ experience, our experts can cover the whole of the UK – simply get in touch to discuss your ideas.