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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Obstacle Line

Age: 3-5 year olds

Materials:
thick piece of yarn

Activity:
Take a thick piece of yarn and lay it on the floor.
The yarn should curve in a snake-like fashion over the floor.
Have your child walk heal to toe down the yarn, as if he were on a balance beam.


Skills:
This is great for practicing gross motor skills and balance.

Resources:
this activity comes from the book Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready by June Oberlander. I'll be going through several activities for infants and toddlers from this book and including pictures once I get my own copy after Christmas. It's a fantastic resource and lists a new activity for each week from 0-5 years old.

2 comments:

Raegan said...

We've done this with my 2 year old with masking tape. She loves it. My husband eventually built her a balance beam for that reason. :) Fun activity! I'm glad you posted this.

Kristy Shreve Powers said...

Thanks so much for this. It is so simple (and free!) and yet my 3-year-old would love it. We'll try it today.

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