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Obstacle Course

Age Range
3-9 yrs
Setup Time
Depends on how elaborate the obstacle course is!
Setup Location
Indoor / Outdoor

Movement is one of the most important aspects of a young child's life. Most early interactions involve movement.

Obstacle courses can provide great opportunities for your child to gain multiple skills as well as challenge their performance in gross obstacle course and fine motor activities. You can construct the course inside your home or outside in the playground.

Get exercising while you have LOTS of fun!


  1. Create an obstacle course. Have your child follow you as you walk up the stairs, stop to sit on the bed, then walk on all fours around a table

  2. To do this outside, place a table in the center of the yard and a lawn chairs or two. Have your child follow you as you weave through the objects

  3. Collaborate with your child to create multiple steps that can incorporate household items, balls, pillows, toys, etc.

Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.