Looking for fun Groundhog Day activities? Check out this fun obstacle course!
This time of year can feel a bit “blah”, so we’re always grateful when Groundhog Day rolls around because it gives us something fun to celebrate! One of our favorite seasonal themes at The Treehouse is our Groundhog Day/Shadows theme. We’ve always included a fun obstacle course like this one among other fun Groundhog Day activities, so we thought we would share it with you today!
This is a great activity for promoting core strength and hand strength through play in a quadruped position and is also a great way to provide kids with important proprioceptive experiences through crawling and work against resistance.
Looking for other fun obstacle course ideas? Find all of our favorite obstacle course materials here! And don’t miss this Groundhog Day shape craft to add some fine motor and cognitive skills into the mix!
Groundhog Day Activities: Groundhog Obstacle Course
What you’ll need:
-Lycra tunnel (you can make your own with a few yards of lycra/spandex material – see how to create one with these lycra tunnel instructions from And Next Comes L)
-Optional: Blankets, chairs, tables to create other tunnels
What to do:
-Check out the video demonstration of the Groundhog Day Obstacle Course here!
-Set up various tunnels to create an obstacle course around your room. Here’s how we set our course up:
-Mat for kids to crawl across like a groundhog
-Lycra tunnel with a large therapy ball to push through
How to change it up:
-Create other tunnels to add to your obstacle course using blankets, tables, and chairs.
-Give kids flashlights to help them find their way through the tunnels.
-Pair this activity with these light and shadow activities for kids!
-Check out these other fun obstacle course ideas or try this obstacle course with a twist!