Children’s Outdoor Obstacle Course

September 28th, 2011 by Dionna | 7 Comments
Posted in Children, Eclectic Learning, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, My Family, Preschoolers, Toddlers

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Now that the summer heat has broken, we’ve been spending more time outdoors again. This morning Kieran asked to choose something out of his activity jar, and we selected “create an outdoor obstacle course.”

What we created probably qualifies more as a “challenge” course than an “obstacle” course, but you can use anything at your disposal for this activity.

Get imaginative with your course!

Use nature: trees, bushes, hills, rocks;

Use outdoor toys: swings, slides, riding toys, balls;

Use inside toys: sit & spins, small toys for shooting baskets;

Use recycled objects: boxes, an old plastic pool.

Here are a few pictures of Kieran whizzing through his obstacle course:

Kieran started by riding his scooter across the driveway. Then, he putted a golf ball into his putting green.

Next, he made a basket in his basketball goal.

We brought out plastic cups and bean bags - he had to knock over a cup with a bean bag.

Kieran climbed through two tunnels - one from his tent set, and a large, recycled cardboard box.

The next obstacle was to *slide* down the slide; but Kieran had more fun jumping from the top!

And his last obstacle was to roll across the yard in our laundry basket.

Have you done obstacle courses with your children? What challenges did you include?

7 Responses to:
"Children’s Outdoor Obstacle Course"

  1. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama   ithoughtiknewma

    This looks so fun! Great idea!

  2. Isil   smilinglikesuns

    ahh he is having great fun! Our garden is smallish so no chance of obstacle courses except the obstacles our toddler leaves for us ;)

  3. Melissa   vibreantwanderer

    This is such a great idea, and it seems like it could be fun for hours! Designing it, going through it, going through it as quickly as you possibly can, going through it backwards: the ideas are practically endless :)

  4. How cool! Definitely looks like a fun thing to create together, and then makes for a total photo op!

  5. Claire   lactatinggirl

    So cute! Peanut and I used to do indoor obstacle courses when it was colder outside and will probably do it again this year. Since she was a bit younger, it was pretty basic things like climbing under the table, over a pillow, up and down a step ladder, etc. She loved the idea of me starting the stopwatch and her doing it as fast as she could though. :-P

  6. Jon Page   JonPage11

    Cuty, cuty, cuty, cute!!!! super like………the pictures recalls me of my nephews….I missed them so much!


  7. Cady

    This is an adorable idea. I might put it to use for our annual pumpkin carving party if the weather cooperates.

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