Creating a fun obstacle course

We're always looking for ways to entertain our kids, aren't we? Whether it's indoors or outdoors, an obstacle course is an easy way for children to stay active and develop new skills.

But how do you go about building one? First, let's look at the key developmental areas an obstacle course focuses on:

  • Gross motor skills – running, jumping and throwing
  • Coordination – hand-eye and foot-eye coordination
  • Balance – muscle coordination to maintain equilibrium

Knowing that these are areas you can focus on, you can gather items you likely already have at home such as a jump rope, hula hoop, balls of various sizes, pieces of wood, cardboard boxes and whatever else you think you can utilize.

Here’s a look at how easy it is to set up and how much fun it can be for your children.