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Obstacle course

What you need

An assortment of household items that can be used as “obstacles”:


  • Pillows to jump or roll over
  • Chairs and a blanket to make a tunnel
  • A pool noodle to step over
  • A large beach ball to go around
  • Pillows, blankets and chairs to mark the edges of the course


  • Developing gross motor skills
  • Learning to take turns
  • Learning about being healthy and how their bodies change when they exercise

The experience

Set up your course – jump over the pool noodle, go through the cave, etc. 

Demonstrate to your child what they are supposed to do by going through the obstacle course yourself. Have fun with it! On your marks, get set, GO!

For older children, to add more intrigue and challenge during the obstacle course, you could have them perform some sort of activity such as a puzzle or block structure after completing each obstacle.