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Painted Games on a Playground

Painted games on a playground for fun and social learning

Games are a fundamental aspect of a child’s development. It’s not just pure entertainment, playground games also offer children an opportunity for social interaction. It’s also possible for certain types of game to be both fun and educational at the same time. Our own playground markings featuring games include classic favourites such as piggy in the middle or twister. These are strictly fun and social activities, but some of our markings also incorporate aspects of learning.

For example, adding markings for games such as noughts and crosses to a play area can teach young people spatial logic, hopscotch may also help them with this. Hopscotch can also help promote numeracy and physical activity. We design our non-toxic games markings to last and they carry a 4-year warranty. There are many benefits to painting different types of games on a playground.

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What are the best types of game markings for a playground?

Parents and teachers may have strong feelings about different types of games. However, there is no best game to add to a playground design. Each type of playground game adds something different, and each has its own benefit. Some the more popular playground game markings, and their benefits for children, include the following:

Sports courts and game area lines

An extremely beneficial feature of sports courts is that it provides a method of combining a game and rigorous physical activity. Children can still be active in more traditional games such as hopscotch, especially markings featuring larger patterns such as ‘4 way hopscotch’. However, sports courts provide further benefits.

Additional benefits of a sports court marking include:

By using our markings it is possible for people to maximise space in their playground design. We provide several multi-use courts, which can add the ability for children to play 2 or 3 sports on one marking at a similar cost to a single-use marking. Sports markings also add the ability for children to enjoy games in schools and community playgrounds in urban environments. Sports-specific areas may be less common or in these settings, so multi-use courts can encourage a lot of use in a small area.

Our game line paint is also resistant to weather or heavy use, so multi-use courts will last a long time.

Dance markings

Markings to encourage dancing provide a fun and social way of inspiring children to come up with their own games. Imaginative play is a constantly fluid aspect of the playground and children may express themselves and interact through dance – as well as enjoy the benefits of it being a physical activity.

Other benefits of incorporating dancing markings in a playground design include:

The markings that we install for dancing games include a ‘Copy Me’ product, for groups of two, and a ‘Dance With Me’ product for bigger groups.

Dance With Me

We can add these to the design of tarmac or concrete playgrounds in many different configurations. Dancing is a fun and healthy activity for a child and will make for an interactive experience. This makes it one of the more enjoyable playground games. Our markings are also non-slip, which can be important for dancing.

Games markings on a playground for sustainable fun

It can be frustrating for people to add markings for games to a playground only for children to wear them out over time. This is why one of our aims is to deliver and install thermoplastic markings that last longer than regular paint. All our markings are also under warranty for 4 years.

For the best results people can contact us to create dynamic designs with environmentally-friendly markings that last. People can explore our brochure for more inspiration on playground games.

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