Build an obstacle course

This week, build an obstacle course! It could be a course built by an adult for one child or a course built together for the whole family! It could be a course for a toy animal. Or a course for a toy vehicle. An indoor course or an outdoor course.

Can you find something to go over (a bridge) – don’t fall into the water! (Or do fall in.) Can you find something to go under that requires crawling on your belly like a lizard, slithering like a snake or rolling like a ball?

What can you build that gets you on your hands and knees?

Find something to climb up that requires using your hands to help pull you up. Can you find something to slide down? How about something to jump off of (onto a soft surface full of pillows or maybe a jump that is only half an inch high). Find something narrow to traverse (could be a scarf on the floor, a jump rope or a board from the garage). Or build stepping stones (with household items such as pillows or placemats).

Then take it all apart and do it again!

About the Author

Kimberley Lewis

Kimberley is a birth-to-three teacher, consultant and writer. She received her master's degree in Waldorf Early Childhood Education from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. She is a RIE® Associate and avid Pikler student. She has been teaching nursery, preschool, kindergarten and parent-child classes in Waldorf schools since 2007.

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