Are you stuck indoors with preschool children with lots of energy to spare? They can’t sit still, get into mischief, and whine too much.
An indoor obstacle course is a playful way for your preschool children to get the exercise they need.
It’s perfect for children with ADHD who need lots of exercise to help with focus. This meets the sensory seeking needs of children with Sensory Processing Disorder.
When I homeschooled preschool, I created obstacle courses, and all four of my children loved them. It was a great activity to do before we did more academic work.
As frequently happens with younger siblings, Mama was too busy to take as many pictures of them, so my oldest child is the model.
This obstacle course has a winter theme.
Set out two bowls, a pair of mittens, and cottons balls. Child moves cottons balls from one bowl to the other while wearing mittens.
Use empty tissue boxes as skis and long sticks as poles. Child slides feet along floor pretending to ski. Set a starting and stopping point to the ski slope.
Travel Through an Ice Cave
Make a tunnel using two rows of chairs and place a white or light colored sheet over the chairs. Child crawls through the tunnel.
Pull a Sled
Help some imaginary friends get across the snow in their sled. Use a laundry basket with a rope for child to pull the sled. Put stuffed animals in the basket and set a starting and stopping point.
Conquer a Snowy Mountain
Pile tons of pillows on top of each other and cover with a sheet. Allow child to climb over the pillow mound. By far, this is my children’s favorite obstacle. Sometimes we set up a pillow mountains on it’s own.
I hope you and your preschool children enjoy playing, exercising, and laughing with this Winter Indoor Obstacle Course.