These fun obstacle course activities are perfect for little astronauts in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school!
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Kids will love pretending to explore outer space with these fun gross motor activities that target balance and coordination, strength, and more!
Adding an imaginative element to an obstacle course is an awesome way to get kids interested and to motivate kids who might be reluctant to participate in gross motor activities. Set the obstacle course up with a story, telling kids that they are going to become astronauts and get them excited to explore outer space!
Looking for other fun movement ideas? These creative obstacle course activities for kids would be a great fit for your classroom, therapy room, or home.
And, if you’re looking for more fun ways to explore the outer space theme, try these fun paper plate planets!
More fun obstacle course ideas
These fun obstacle course activities are a huge hit with our kids at The Treehouse. We use an obstacle course with almost every one of our themes to keep kids active and engaged!
Happy Camper Obstacle Course
What You’ll Need:
What to do:
Check out the video of this outer space obstacle course in action on YouTube!
Start by stomping or jumping on the stomp rocket. Tell kids that they’re launching their rocket into outer space!
Next, crawl over the moon rocks (beanbag chair). This is a great strengthening and heavy work activity.
Once kids have crawled over the moon rocks, tell them to tiptoe through the stars! Can they walk on their toes over the sequin fabric?
Now, challenge kids to step from planet to planet by making their way over the stepping stones.
Finally, they can ride the rover (scooter board) on their belly or on their bottom to retrieve their rocket!
Try this one during your next therapy session or as one of your outer space gross motor activities for preschoolers in your classroom as part of an outer space theme!
How to Change it Up:
-Change the obstacle course based on which supplies and materials you have available. No stepping stones? Place pillows or cushions on the floor instead. No scooter board? Use a skateboard! No stomp rocket? Simply blow up a balloon and let it go so it flies around the room!
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