Kids will have a blast picking their own apples and working on all kinds of gross motor skills in this fun apple themed obstacle course!
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If you didn’t make it to the apple orchard this year, it’s not too late! This fun obstacle course is the perfect activity to add to your fall plans to promote balance, core strength, coordination, jumping, crawling, and more!
Pair this obstacle course with this fun sew an apple craft, which is a great activity for practicing bilateral coordination and fine motor coordination with kids!
What you’ll need:
Small lightweight plastic balls (ball pit balls are perfect)
Clear packaging tape
What to do:
Wrap the clear packaging tape (sticky side out) around a tall, stationary object (we used a column that was at one end of our play space). Stick the ball pit balls to the clear tape to create your apple tree!
Set up the rest of your obstacles, including a ramp for kids to walk up, a stair set for kids to walk down, and a balance beam for kids to balance across.
Have kids start near the apple tree, picking one apple and taking it with them through the obstacle course. Have them complete all of the obstacles while holding their apple, placing it into the container at the end!
How to change it up:
-You can vary your obstacles based on availability and based on which skills you want to address.
-To increase the challenge, give kids a large spoon and have them balance their apple on the spoon as they move through the course.
Skill areas addressed:
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