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Make Your Own Obstacle Course

Oct 11

You can use some inexpensive everyday items to get your kids started building an obstacle course so they can get outside, stretch their creativity muscles, and get an all-over workout:

1. Pool noodles

Using a rainbow of hoops, practice crab walking or bear crawling, hop through a ring, jump through vertical noodles on the ground, and throw a giant target to work on movement skills.

2. Scrap lumber

The plank is about to be walked! Perhaps it's a tightrope, a gymnastics beam, or even a log standing on a cliff. A round stump can be made into a seesaw by placing a beam across it. Coordinating and vestibular challenges can be found in these activities.

3. Tunnels

Tunnels made of fabric are a great obstacle to climb through. It's also fun to drape a blanket over two chairs if you don't have a large cardboard box at home.

4. Stumps

Make kid-friendly (and short!) hurdles out of two sticks by placing a pool noodle across them. Roll one across the grass, or step, step, step across them. To belly crawl under the rope maze, use the stumps as anchors.

5. Balls of any kind

Using a baseball bat, hockey stick or broom to coax the ball across the finish line will help develop hand-eye coordination. Would you like to challenge yourself more? The balloon can be used as an alternative.


Also, Obstacle Course Rentals Cleburne, you can get any obstacle course on rent. If you do not want to build it at home.

6. Ninja quintuple steps

These slanted steps can be easily made from plywood, 2x4s, and tools. We could build a set if I scour the garage.

7. Bean bags

Try to get the most beans or rice into a bucket or laundry basket by sewing your own with dried beans or rice and scrap fabric. Throw all your bags into the air, and then go on to the next challenge!

8. Skipping rope

You can use a skipping rope to start a broad jump, use a skipping rope like a tightrope by placing it on the ground, or even play riverbank.

9. Water bottles

To use as bowling pins, fill plastic bottles with water or milk. Use the large round balls to knock down the bottles as you arrange them one by one in two rows. Playing with this makes you strong, coordinated, and has great fine motor control.

10. Hula hoops

You can also tie hula hoops to tree branches or clotheslines for jumping, place them on the ground in a pattern or row for kids to hop or step through, or hold each hoop in two hands for kids to skip with. Making your own hoops is also an option.