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#6 Run an Obstacle Course in Your Yard {52 outdoor activities}

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{52 outdoor activities} is a series featuring a unique idea for each week of the year to inspire you and your kids to get outside for some fun.

We’re not an athletic family.  My husband has made his living as a musician; I’m a librarian; we don’t do sports.  So, I try to put a little extra effort into getting the girls moving and developing their gross motor skills.  I thought an obstacle course in our backyard would be a perfect way to do that, and I was right.  Especially for C, who functions very well with specific directions.  She likes a blueprint for her activities, for sure.  I think most kids would respond to the challenge of an obstacle course.

So, I got C running, skipping and jumping on this course, but she did it wearing a tutu and rainboots.  ‘Cause that’s how we roll.

Here’s our course:

1. Climb over picnic table.

1. Climb over picnic table.

2. Run up the hill.

2. Run up the hill.

3. Hit the t-ball as hard as you can.

3. Hit the t-ball as hard as you can.

4. Hop on the swing and go as fast as you can!

4. Hop on the swing and go as fast as you can!

Skip to the sunflower house.  Count to 5 in Spanish.

Skip to the sunflower house. Count to 5 in Spanish.

Go down the slide!

Go down the slide!

Kick the soccer ball into the side of the garage. Done!

Kick the soccer ball into the side of the garage. Done!

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Author: Mo

I'm a mama, wife, Jesus-follower, crafter, nap-taker, and librarian. I believe in kids playing outside and that's what I write about here.

3 thoughts on “#6 Run an Obstacle Course in Your Yard {52 outdoor activities}

  1. Wonderful activity! How many times did C want to do it?

  2. Pingback: 4 Back Yard Activities That Will Get Your Kids Into the Great Outdoors

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