What You Need
Indoor Obstacle Course suggestions:
- Large pillows (3-5)
- Large appliance box (big enough for you and your toddler to crawl through)
- Plastic bucket
- Soft indoor balls (2-3)
Outdoor Obstacle Course suggestions:
- Sand pails (2 or 3)
- Small rubber playground balls (2-3)
- A tree
How To Play
An obstacle course is a fun way to entertain your toddler and a friend during a play-date.
Indoor Obstacle Course:
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- Clear an area in your home so that your child and his friend can jump and tumble without getting hurt.
- Scatter large pillows around to crawl or jump over.
- Add a large appliance box to crawl through.
- Finish the course with a bucket and a ball to toss into it.
- Play Follow-the-Leader through the obstacle course with you as the leader, showing the children how to navigate up, over and through each part of the course.
Outdoor Obstacle Course:
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You can also set up an obstacle course in your back yard or at your local park.
- Set two or three sand pails in a line, far enough apart so that you can zig-zag through them.
- Place the pails near a tree. After zig-zagging through the pails, run all the way around the tree and then zig-zag back through the pails.
- With you as the leader, give each child a small playground ball to toss into (or near) a sand pail.
- You can repeat the course once or twice encouraging each child to be the leader.