I think we’ve all had those days when we’re stuck inside for whatever reason (weather, illness, etc) and the day seems like it might never end. Here is a simple and easy indoor obstacle course activity that’s sure to give your child some much needed entertainment which will help maintain their sanity and yours! This indoor activity is really so simple; all you need to do is gather up some household items. What you gather will largely depend on the age of your child and their skill level.
- An assortment of household items that can be used as “obstacles”
- Pillows to jump or roll over
- Chairs and a blanket to make a tunnel
- A pool noodle to step over
- A large beach ball to go around
- Pillows, blankets and chairs to mark the edges of the course
For older children, to add more intrigue and challenge during the obstacle course, you could have them perform some sort of activity such as a puzzle or block structure after completing each obstacle. Since this was my daughter’s first obstacle course, and she is only 16 months, I kept it very simple.
- Builds gross motor skills
- Improves agility
- Makes exercise fun
- Improves problem solving skills
Set up your course
Demonstrate to your child what they are supposed to do by going through the obstacle course yourself
On your mark, get set, GO!
She had a lot of fun with this activity. It definitely burned off some of her energy!
What are some of your go-to indoor activities?