Obstacle Course Gross Motor Activity

Build a challenging obstacle course that will support children’s gross motor development and keep them both active and entertained.

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Who It's For

Children ages 3 to 10

Why It Empowers

Running through an obstacle course not only helps kids develop strength and balance, but it can also improve problem-solving and motor skills, coordination, and sensory processing abilities. When they complete the course, their self-confidence may improve as well.

What's Needed

  • 5 to 10 minutes of prep time, and 15 to 20 minutes to play
  • Household or play items that children can stand on, climb on or through, or catch and throw safely
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    Shenley Seabrook

    Shenley Seabrook is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works primarily with children and adolescents in a private practice setting. She is also a foster parent and lives with her husband and daughter in Indiana. Shenley recently wrote her first children’s book, We Have the Same Heart, which celebrates diversity, inclusion, and community service.