Obstacle courses can be adapted to meet all ages and stages of development
- Set up courses which encourage children to climb over objects, crawl through tunnels or slither under equipment and move around obstacles in different ways, eg, run in and out of cones, jump between beanbags, skip to a fixed point.
- Soft play equipment can be great for encouraging rolling, sliding and crawling.
- Children can make up their own courses and challenge others to have a go.
- Set up simple courses using markers or cones that encourage children to weave in and out of obstacles. Try challenging them to travel in and out of the markers in a variety of ways, eg, skipping, jumping, hopping.