Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course Fort Carson

Jumping, climbing and balancing are all skills used during this obstacle course. 

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard boxes.
  • Tyres.
  • Chairs.
  • Rope.
  • Basically, anything you can use to create an obstacle course.

What to do:

  • Find a spot in a garden or even in a big space indoors and make an obstacle course.
  • Use boxes and tyres to step over, a plastic slide to climb up and slide down, chairs to crawl under, broom to balance on, rocks to walk around etc.. The possibilities are endless and it’s up to you
  • Go through the course with your child. Be careful to hold hands when necessary.

Hints and Tips:

  • When a child is confident and is easily able to complete the obstacle course, you could always add a more challenging piece of equipment such as planks to balance on.


Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Walking.
    - Jumping.
    - Climbing.
    - Reaching.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Outdoor Area
  • Games Categories: Gross Motor Skills, Outdoor Games, Party Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care empathy and respect

    LO2 - Children Are Connected With And Contribute To Their World

    2.3 Children become aware of fairness

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

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Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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