Haven't done one of these in a while so when we have had a few yucky weather days Dimples has been getting a little bored of his usual play so I set this Easy Obstacle Course up inside for him.
In the past his favourite obstacle course would have been our Outdoor Obstacle course seen here. Being the one and only contender he was trying to outdo his personal best time.
As he jumped off there was a balloon that he had to shot & score in a bucket before sliding and "slithering" under a tunnel- Tunnels are easy and the best part of an obstacle course, use chairs and a bed sheet or a small table.
Next he had to get onto his sit and spin and spin around 7 times.
This was great for his counting practise as he had to count without thought while he was distracted doing many other things. After he had spun around 7 times and was a little dizzy he had to walk the tightrope ( a Zig zagged line of masking tape).
Then after that he had to jump on the spot and " tiptoe" over some cup coasters. Then he was on the home stretch the last part of the obstacle course was to grab his teddy and commando crawl down low to the finish line. Once he made it to the finish line, where miss Cherub was watching he had to put on a party hat and ring the bell.
- Gross Motor Skills
- Locomotor skills
- Bilateral coordination
- Ball Skills
- Sequencing & Memorising the steps
- Hand eye coordination
- Counting practice
- Imagination (e.g. avoid the lizard, tip toe over the Lilly pads, save the teddy bear)
- Strength & Agility
- Doing your Best - Striving to beat personal Best
Extend with these Play Ideas:
OutDoor Obstacle Course
Easy Gross Motor Obstacle Course
Happy Adventures :)
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