LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

This month, the Olympic Games highlight what is possible when you keep your body strong with exercise. Every athlete was once a child that was encouraged to be active. You can help children get excited about moving by using common household items to design an obstacle course.

  • Olympic-Hurdle-RacePlace a board on the floor as a balance beam
  • Create a wiggly maze of masking tape
  • Stretch a hose along the ground as a “tightrope”
  • Use string to make circles and have children jump from one to another
  • Make a tunnel from a cardboard box for children to crawl through
  • Create a mountain to climb over out of a big pillow
  • Arrange stuffed animals or large blocks for children to weave around
Let your imagination run wild designing your course, have fun and along the way get some great exercise!