I love that it's getting warmer and our neighborhood kids are getting together more to play outside. What kinds of things can you do for a backyard (or front yard) obstacle course? Submit your ideas here! I'm putting together some suggestions using things you may already have.
- Create a balance beam out of a 2x4 board and two milk crates (or just place the board on the ground). To add to the excitement, place a wading pool underneath it.
- Set up a sprinkler and have kids run underneath it without getting wet (requires precision timing). If you have a trampoline, set the sprinkler up under the trampoline and have them jump a certain number of times.
- If you have a rope swing, put a plastic wading pool underneath it. The child takes a running head start and has to swing over the pool without getting wet.
- Set up a slalom course using orange cones and a tricycle. If you don't have orange cones, use empty two-liter bottles filled with water.
- Do driveway bowling. You have to knock down all the pins before moving on.
- Lay a ladder down flat on the ground and have kids run over it, one foot in between each rung.
- Hang a hula hoop from a tree branch low enough so that the participant must climb through it
- Water balloon relay: Run water balloons from one pile to another without any of them breaking.