Build Your Own Backyard Obstacle Course

June 25, 2021 2 min read

Build Your Own Backyard Obstacle Course

Summer is all about being outside and enjoying the warm weather with family and friends. Try building your own backyard obstacle course for a fun and creative way to get everyone moving. Set up the following 10 obstacles and complete them in this order:
  1. Jump rope. Set a timer and jump rope as fast as you can for 30 seconds.
  2. Grab some sidewalk chalk and draw your favorite hopscotch board on the driveway. Complete the board 3 times before moving on to the next obstacle.
  3. Activity Cones. Set up 2 cones 20 feet apart and sprint from one cone to the other 4 times.
  4. Hula-Hoop. Get your whole body moving by putting a Hula-Hoop around your waist, and “Hula-Hooping” for 10 seconds without the hoop touching the ground.
  5. Pool Noodle Hurdles. Prop pool noodles on 2 overturned buckets and jump over them before going to the next obstacle.
  6. Balloon Toss. Blow up a balloon and toss it around for 30 seconds without letting it hit the ground. If you are a little more daring, you can use a water balloon!
  7. Bag Hops. Put both feet into a large burlap sack and hop to the end of the yard and back.
  8. Ladder Runs. Place a wooden ladder flat on the ground. Run the length of the ladder as fast as you can by stepping between each of the rungs. If you don't have a ladder at home, don’t worry!  You can use painter's tape to create the rungs.
  9. Egg Run. Put an egg on a spoon and walk from one end of the yard and back without dropping the egg. (You must start over if you drop the egg.)
  10. Cool off with a run through the sprinkler before reaching the finish line.

 

Most of these items can be found around your home so take a look around!  If all else fails, take a walk through the sporting goods department at your local department store or go online to find the items listed.