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Under 7, 7 to 12
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$0, Under $10
1 to 60 minutes, Over an hour
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Host a Summer Obstacle Course
Make your own Olympics on the lawn with a series of simple but fun outdoor activities.
  • Basketball
  • Bat
  • Chalk
  • Drinks and snacks (maybe frozen treats?)
  • Duct tape
  • Golf Ball
  • Golf putter
  • Metal lids, one per person, for medals
  • Pebbles
  • Ping Pong Paddle and Ball
  • Plastic Cones
  • Plastic container
  • Ribbon - approximately 2 feet per person - for making medals
  • Soccer Ball
  • Softball
  • Table or raised deck
  • T-Ball Stand
  • Tennis ball
  • Water bottles, filled with water colored by food coloring
Step 1
Create a circuit around the outdoor area with several stations
At each station, place a piece of sporting equipment. Leave enough room between each station for safe play.
Step 2
Pick an action for each station, keeping in mind the age and abilities of your guests
For example, kick soccer ball around a cone.
Step 3
Or how many times can you dribble a ball?
Step 4
Make a mini-golf hole from a recycled plastic container
Cut out the side of a plastic container and now you can play mini-golf!
Step 5
How many times can you keep the ping pong ball in the air?
Step 6
How many pebbles can you toss into a chalk circle?
Step 7
How far can you hit a softball?
Step 8
How many bottles of water can you knock down with a tennis ball?
See how cool it looks when you put food coloring in the water?
Step 9
When the obstacle course is done, hand out homemade medals
Make medals by attached metal jar lids to ribbon with some duct tape.
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