Rainy day obstacle course

Rainy day obstacle course

You can help build your child's coordination, control and balance without expensive Gymbaroo classes! Just build your own indoor obstacle course.    

What you need:

  • Furniture
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Balloons
  • Household items and your own creativity!

Number of players:


The idea is simple – just build an obstacle course out of your own furniture and household items.  You can do it inside on rainy days, or set up outside if you have a big backyard! Here are some suggestions, but really the possibilities are endless.

  • Line up the dining room chairs to make a tunnel to crawl through. You could also throw a blanket over the top to make it really dark in there.
  • Crawl under a coffee table.
  • Tie a cord between two chairs for the kids to slide beneath, commando-style on their tummies.
  • If you want to do this outside, you can set up a leap frog section with towels spaced apart – kids then have to leap from towel to towel.
  • Tie some balloons under the table and crawl through them without moving any.
  • Roll up some towels and make a long 'balance beam'.

Watch the video below for inspiration.

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating this instructional video.


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