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Indoor Obstacle Course

As you design your obstacle course, keep in mind the ages, abilities, and number of children involved as well as the space you have. Make the course simple at first and change the stations as they're mastered. If you like, time the kids to see who can complete the course fastest. Below are a few ideas to get you started. Ten stations is a good number for most kids.

Directions

  1. Crawl under or over a row of chairs.
  2. Crawl under a string stretched between two chair legs.
  3. Jump into and out of a Hula-Hoop five times.
  4. Walk on a balance board.
  5. Throw a beanbag into a laundry basket.
  6. Run while balancing a beanbag on your head.
  7. Do a ring toss.
  8. Play one hole of Newspaper Golf.
  9. Ride a tricycle along a predetermined route.
  10. Somersault from one point to another.
  11. Do a handstand.
  12. Skip in place while reciting a jump rope rhyme.
  13. Do ten jumping jacks.
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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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