Creating a Fun Obstacle Course at Home

As these are General Exercises ideas please ensure your child’s safety by supervising your child when doing the exercises. Please provide your child with as much support as is needed.##

This is a great, fun way of incorporating a lot of balance, coordination, strength and gross motor developmental activities for your child. Try to use items you have at home to make a fun obstacle course. You can do it indoors or outdoors, be creative!

Some ideas to include:
Crawling through a tunnel or under a chair
Climbing or walking over pillows
Stepping on and off low stools
Jumping off pillows or low step
Walking around toys, try weaving in and out of toys or coloured pages on the ground
Throwing small bean bags into a target
Stepping on coloured spots
Walking on lines
Stepping over small toys

Outdoors:

When doing an obstacle course outdoors, try to add in some:
Walking on different surfaces, e.g. grass and gravel
Walking on different levels, e.g. on ramps, kerbs or outdoor steps
Use variations of movement, walking, running, hopping, jumping, walking backwards, sideways

 

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