Chalk Obstacle Course

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Use chalk to draw out your own obstacle course in the driveway, backyard or footpath.

Set up

Draw out an obstacle course using chalk. Draw a classic hopscotch, wiggly lines (snakes) to jump over, stars to indicate star jumps, a rocket with an arrow indicating a sprint section, or loop de loops for children to follow along. Get as creative as you can!

How to play
Step 1:
  • Draw out the obstacle course
    • Some examples of what you can draw include stars (do a starjump), snakes (tiptoe along the line), dots (jump onto the dots) or a hopscotch!
Step 2:
  • See how quickly you can complete it, or if you can do it while balancing a pair of socks on your head
  • Wash it away and make a new course!
Make it harder
  • Incorporate object control skills, such as beanbag balancing/catching, or basketball dribbling too!
  • Try and complete the course while moving backwards
  • Change the locomotor skill - try hopping or bear walking through the course
Activity information
Age: 2-3 years, 3-5 years, Kindergarten / Pre-school, Foundation, Year 1
Participants: 1 +
Equipment: Chalk
Duration: 10 minutes
Skill focus
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Physical literacy tips
  • Use your surroundings (i.e an arrow leading to a small half-wall in your garden) to diversify your course
  • The adult starts drawing the course, demonstrating all different ways to build the course, then children take over!