Aside from being a sustainable, cost-effective way to upgrade a school play area, playground markings are also a great educational tool that can be used in a variety of lessons.
For schools that do not have the budget to purchase outdoor gym equipment, playground markings can prove to be the perfect solution. They can motivate a lot of children to participate in team sports or get creative and think of new games to play.
Use markings to make school subjects more appealing
The awesome thing about playground markings is that they can be designed especially for fun and educational games, from chess boards to a variety of hopscotch games and many more. There are also playground markings for maths, geography, literacy, science and of course, PE. They also deliver a competitive aspect to the educational process which can encourage children to work harder and learn more in order to achieve a better performance.
After all, is there a more immersive way for numbers to get introduced to children than in the form of a colourful A-Z Caterpillar or a A-Z Dragon? Add these bright colours to the table and you now have an excellent focal point for children to learn. Plus, they will develop their communication skills as they play with their peers in the process.
Subjects such as maths can be turned into an engaging game with bright and appealing number playground markings. Every child will be able to take an interest if they wish and learn in a more different, fun way. For geography you can use a UK or World Map, or a huge compass in which children will be able to learn how to navigate in an innovative way.
Inspire their imagination
Snakes, dragons, caterpillars or even dinosaurs can now be a part of the learning process while giving the opportunity for lots of fun games too. Not to mention they are also an amazing visual element that every school would benefit from having.
Both teachers and students alike can get creative and think of new and interesting ways to use the markings in their lessons and playtimes.
Having the opportunity to take some lessons outside is also a great way to avoid having lots of people stacked in a room and it gives children the great opportunity to enjoy some good weather and fresh air.
What playground markings to use in your lessons is up to you. But one thing is for sure, the designs are both amazing for a school or a public playground. The process of learning can be interpreted anywhere and playground markings are just a colourful way to help you do that anytime.
Sports , Numbers, Letters, Hopscotch or Roadways? What playground markings will you choose for your educational games? The choice is yours but what matters the most is to have lots of fun!