A backyard is the best place for your children to play. You have to work at it to make sure your yard is kid friendly. Some children get a lot of entertainment out of running around aimlessly or chasing each other, but those two activities will keep them occupied only for so long. Children have short attention spans, so you have to have enough in your yard to keep them from getting bored. The classic options for making your yard ideal for children are setting up a playground and putting in a sandbox. Some playgrounds allow you to have sand on the ground. Most of them require the use of wood chips. It’s recommended that you choose sand because it provides more of a cushion when your children fall and doesn’t have nearly as many sharp edges as wood chips. There’s nothing wrong with having an additional sandbox at some other spot in your yard. Your yard will become a sensation throughout the neighborhood and your children will be popular among their friends. Most of all you won’t have to worry about your kids getting bored.