Obstacle courses are great fun for kids of all ages, and they can be made out of just about anything you have around the house!
Boston Moms contributor Sarah Casimiro used things she already had in her backyard to create this fun adventure for her little ones! 

Supply ideas:

  • Swingset
  • Pool noodles
  • Sandbox
  • Hula hoops
  • T-ball set
  • Cones
  • Rings


Make some fun stations along the obstacle course. Ideas include hopping through hula hoops, crawling under pool noodles, climbing up the ladder on the swing set, sliding down the slide, walking on a makeshift balance beam. Use your imagination!

Create a clear path that the obstacle course will follow. 

Make sure you have a specified “start” and “finish” point!

Race on through!

Celebrate! You did it!

New challenges can include racing against siblings or friends, or trying to beat your fastest time! 

Boston Moms would love to hear your ideas! How do you plan to celebrate the 4th of July with your family? Tell us in the comments!

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