Summer Themed My Obstacle Course Finds

I’ve had a lot of people inquire about where I get my materials and seasonal items. I visit stores like Target, Michael’s and Walgreens because they have a lot of kid-friendly items that aren’t super expensive. I plan ahead so when they begin putting out items for the next season or holiday, I check out to see if there is anything to help me build the following skills:

  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Oral Motor
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Social Skills

I also think about themes I want to do before I even enter the store. This helps me to notice items that would work and also helps to keep me focused!

In addition to doing My Obstacle Courses with Andrew, I love to share what I’ve learned as an educator and what I’ve learned from Andrew with other parents. This website/blog is one way I can do this but I also love to share in person. I am excited because I am having my summer themed My Obstacle Course session next week at Andrew’s school. This allows me to model for other parents some of the station activities I have that could help them build and reinforce skills specific to their own child’s needs. As part of my preparation for this, I visited Target and Walgreens to see what they had. I will share in this post what I picked up but you’ll have to check back to see how I plan to use them! 🙂

Finds from the Dollar Section at Target

Target’s Dollar Section Finds:

Water/sand wheel, sand play kit with sifter, velvet coloring pages, pop up ball catcher, dive rings, squishy ball and caterpillar that lights up and a beach ball.

Walgreens Purchases

Walgreens Finds:

Large squishy ball, dino-squeezers, frisbee, water blaster, water squeezers – truck shapes and fish shapes.

Looking forward to sharing my ideas with you!

Engage, Encourage and Empower!

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