Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7}

I did a little brainstorming session to come up with a list of fun new activities for my ten month old and decided to share them with you over the next month in a series called 20 Days of Playing With Baby.  None of these ideas are Earth shattering, supper cool, never been done before activities but maybe you haven’t tried them before or maybe they will help spark a fun new activity of your own.

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Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7} - finddailyjoy.com

For this activity I used:

  • Pillows
  • An exciting toy
  • Baby gate
  • Scarves

Back when Henry was learning to crawl I often set up this obstacle course in an attempt to get him up on his hands and knees.  We hadn’t done this activity in a while so I decided to set it up again.  For the obstacles I simply placed a few pillows on the floor with spaces in between the pillows so Henry has to crawl up and over each pillow.  To keep him on course I like to use the path between our sofa and ottoman.  I then place a really exciting  toy at one end of the obstacle course and place him at the other end.Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7} - finddailyjoy.com

Henry remembered how to do this activity so he quickly crawled over the pillows…..Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7} - finddailyjoy.com

….and got to his toy radio.  The radio is the only toy he owns that plays music and lights up.  Since I don’t usually have it out for him to play with it can be a very good motivator in activities like this.Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7} - finddailyjoy.com

I decided this old activity needed a new spin so I decided to add the “tunnel of enchantment”!  To construct the tunnel I placed a baby gate over the top of the obstacle course and poked the ends of a few of my scarves down through the holes in the gate.Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7} - finddailyjoy.com

He thought the addition of the fun colors and textures was very exciting.Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7} - finddailyjoy.com

It wasn’t long before he was sitting in the tunnel and looking up through the holes in the baby gate.Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7} - finddailyjoy.com

Do you have any ideas of some other obstacles I can add to the course?

In case you missed it, you can check out the previous days here:  Rice Sensory Bin {Day 1}    Easy Puzzle {Day 2}    Kitchen Crinkle {Day 3}    Car Ramp {Day 4}    Cotton Ball Squish {Day 5}    Water Sensory Bin {Day6}

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This activity is great for developing your child’s: gross motor skills and curiosity.

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4 thoughts on “Obstacle Course {Playing With Baby, Day 7}

  1. Thanks for demonstrating this idea. I especially like the scarves! Great idea! Love the whole 20 days – thanks for all the cool ideas.

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