Build an obstacle course! (2 - 3 year olds)

If you have access to the outdoors and some materials then head outside, if not you can also build one indoors.

Home Learning

Further to our previous post about making an obstacle course out of tape, why not get creative and build your own obstacle course to exercise your gross motor muscles?

What to do

When you get the children to think about how they want their obstacle course to look like, think about the different skills you want to practice; such as balancing, hopping, jumping, crawling, climbing. You might need to use your imaginations to build, but this incorporates so many skills; problem solving, creativity, teamwork and imagination!

This activity goes further than the previous one because you can use more items, create using more than just tape, and make it all bigger!

You will need

  • Space indoors/outdoors
  • Materials to build with; steps, blocks, cushions, chairs, etc
  • Your imagination!

Obstacle course

Learning outcomes

  • Plays alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme
  • Climbs confidently and is beginning to pull themselves up on nursery play equipment
  • Walks upstairs or downstairs holding onto a rail two feet to a step
  • Experiments with different ways of moving
  • Jumps off an object and lands appropriately
  • Plays alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme