Umatilla Morrow Head Start - Boardman Project / Projects

Boardman, Oregon

A Farm Themed Play Area for the Preschoolers

  • Kid-friendly farm animal sculptures for preschoolers
  • Crafted realistic, touchable details on each piece
  • Constructed each play sculpture with tough, low-maintenance materials

The Challenge

The director of the Head Start Learning Center contacted us asking for help in designing a play area suitable for preschoolers. They wanted to incorporate two different themes to represent the Columbia River waterway and the agriculture in their area, with a river theme that flowed into a natural resource farming area. The items had to be colorful, age appropriate, and suitable to their environmental themes.


We created two layouts for both sides of their play area. The river themed playscape was complete with multiple salmon, log crawler and stump steppers. There is also a bridge to cross the blue ‘river’ with a swimming beaver and blue heron to greet you along the bridge. For the farm side, children can play climb a carrot, jump on a haystack and ‘pet’ a cute little calf. There is so much to keep them all entertained.


The result is a fully immersive, environmental themed playscape full of color and texture for all of the children to explore. This playscape encourages the preschoolers to build their little muscles by exploring, jumping and even play with their vegetables.

Next Step

Any color, any size, any texture…The 4 Kids will turn your themed playground idea into a reality. Contact our team for a free initial consultation –we’ll transform your museum, park or preschool play area into a place where visitors make memories.

To see some of the individual products used in this project, click on one of the links below:

Onion Sculpture     Calf Lying Down     Carrot Climber

Swimming Beaver  Bridge                   Hay Stack Climber