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Obstacle Course

Throw on some music and get ready to race!  It's easy to make a fun obstacle course at home, and it's a great way to create an exciting indoor activity for these chilly months!

Here's what you need to do:

1) Pick a space

The bigger, the better!  Living rooms and playrooms are perfect.  Make sure you clear away any items that could be bumped or stepped on before you start, and be sure the space is safe!  Setting up pillows near corners or couch feet is a good idea.

2) Gather supplies!

Some good obstacle course items include:

3) Set up the events!

You can get VERY creative with your course, but here are a few suggestions:

4) Explain the rules

Let everyone know what's allowed and be sure to have a grown-up around to make sure everything is safe.  You can have your grown-up time you to see how long it takes, or just practice using your body in different ways.

5) Variations!

Make it a more fun team-effort by creating a relay (when one course-runner is done, pass a "baton" to the next person.  You even can have your grown-up time you and try to beat your collective time!)

Last week, Laurie's daughter Lucy made a course for her doll using things like straws, measuring cups, and rubber bands.  You can try this with stuffed animals or action figures - why not even try mimicking your own course in miniature?

Have fun, and remember to be sure everything is safe before you start!