Favorite My Obstacle Course Station Activities

There are some station activities that I love to use because they have a basic structure that allows me to not have to think about what to do with regards to setting it up so I can place my attention towards what concepts I want to help Andrew build. They also have worked really well . . . → Read More: Favorite My Obstacle Course Station Activities

Sample My Obstacle Course Using Kit Items

I hope you have found these past posts on what I would include in a basic My Obstacle Course kit helpful. These are just some of my favorites and are examples of items that could easily be assembled to provide activities to help build your child’s skills. I encourage you to go on a little . . . → Read More: Sample My Obstacle Course Using Kit Items

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #10: Tunnels

Kit Item #10: Tunnels

Tunnels are one of my favorite items to include in My Obstacle Courses because they encourage cross patterning, creeping and crawling while creating a fun, movement filled transition from activity to activity.

Fabric tunnel

Collapsible tunnel

Tunnels can be created a number of different ways. I have used dining . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #10: Tunnels

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #9: Clothesline and Clothespins

Kit Item #9: Clothesline and Clothespins

This is one of my favorite tools and the fact that I can use it to build multiple skills and concepts by combining an academic or concept driven skill with the fine motor skills and planning involved with using clothespins just makes it even more awesome! It adapts beautifully . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #9: Clothesline and Clothespins

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #8: Beach Ball or Balloon

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #8: Beach Ball or Balloon

I chose a beach ball or balloon to build gross motor skills involving ball play because they can deflate and fit perfectly into a kit. They are also colorful, light and float in the air a bit longer than a regular playground type ball, making . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #8: Beach Ball or Balloon

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #7: A Writing Surface

Kit Item #7: A Writing Surface

There are many different writing surfaces out there that would be perfect to put into a kit. I love using things that can be used again and again to help Andrew build his handwriting skills. I have the following items in my own My Obstacle Course materials:

Magna-Doodles (I . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #7: A Writing Surface

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #6: Food Coloring

My Obstacle Kit Item #6: Food Coloring

When thinking about how to make activities fun in order to make building more challenging skills exciting, I thought back to teaching my “Colors” unit in kindergarten. The students loved experimenting and learning how different colors are made. I started using food coloring in My Obstacle Course station . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #6: Food Coloring

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #5: Droppers, Bulb Syringes and Turkey Basters

Droppers, Bulb Syringes and Turkey Basters

Dropper, Bulb Syringe and Turkey Baster

These items are great to have in a My Obstacle Course kit because they add fun and build hand muscles with hardly any set up – just add water and some bowls or cups and you are good to go!

They also . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #5: Droppers, Bulb Syringes and Turkey Basters

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #4: Tweezers or Tongs

Kit Item #4: Tweezers or Tongs

Tweezers or tongs (or even kiddie chopsticks like the ones I got from Sur La Table) are great for building muscles required for handwriting. Tweezers are something that almost everyone has at home which makes it even better, almost like getting a free tool! They also pair quite nicely . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #4: Tweezers or Tongs

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #3: Colored Puffs

Kit Item #3: Colored Puffs

Two sets of colored puff balls – regular and holiday

This is one of my most favorite My Obstacle Course purchases and I actually bought this package of multi-sized, multi-colored cotton puff balls at Michael’s for my first Obstacle Course with Andrew. They were great then and I am . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #3: Colored Puffs