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Stand colorful foam pool noodles in gallon buckets weighted with sand (or soil or stones) and set up in a zigzag pattern. Fill a wagon with small water balloons. Kids must pull the wagon around the outside of each bucket without spilling any balloons.
Obstacle Course: Another great way to get kids outside and to help them start to LOVE playing outside. This page has many great suggestions for setting up an obstacle course but in truth, your imagination is your best resource. You do not need expensive equipment. Include the children in the set-up and they will have even more fun!
Get kids active and outdoors with a backyard obstacle course. Obstacle courses build important gross motor skills, develop muscles, develop coordination, help motor planning, increase endurance, and increase confidence!
Obstacle course: wheel barrow to skipping rope, jump over, jumping jack to row of cones, weeve in+out of cones, walk over balance beam, jump between sticks (no touching), crawl through tunnel, find 10 scattered balls, shoot these into a basket, collect basket and run to the finish. Great ideas!
Amazing Ideas for Creative Backyard Play this Summer - Inspire Creativity, Reduce Chaos & Encourage Learning with Kids