Getting ready for spring plantings? Re-landscaping your garden? Why not let your kids play in the pile of dirt for a while. It's amazing to watch what their imaginative brains can come up with and what they will add to help their play. It gives them a new activity and some revitalising fresh air. They could then help you re-mould it into part of the landscape :). Actually, best you make that clear from the start that it will be re-claimed at a later point. Some of it could be added to the sandbox at the bottom of your playground set if it becomes extremely popular.
Photo by Kinzie +Riehm