Inside: 20 super fun and easy to set up backyard obstacle courses for kids. These ideas are prefect for kids of all ages, from toddlers to older kids and everyone in between.
Turning your backyard into an obstacle course is much easier than you think. And I have collected 20 great ideas to help get you started.
These ideas are perfect for big yards and small ones and have tons of ideas to create a fun course of your own. From using painter’s tape, tires, wood planks, to treasure digs, pool noodles and water! There are so many ideas here to help you create a fun course for your kids.
Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and thus has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.
Shop our ready made play kits here.
I am so excited to announce that I wrote a book! Super STEAM Activity Book: Launch Learning with Fun Mazes, Dot-to-Dots, Search-the-Page Puzzles, and More! ! It comes out June 8th. Click here to order it now!
Fun & Easy Backyard Obstacle Courses for Kids
Use painter’s tape, sidewalk chalk and a cardboard box to create the best backyard obstacle course for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids!
Uses toddlers slides, tunnels and a fun string area to crawl under like a commando!
This fun obstacle course from Teaching Mama uses a backyard playground set and diy floating steps!
If you are looking for a simple backyard toddler course, this easy to create course uses a trampoline.
I love this fun course for little kids. It has it all from hula hoop jumping to digging for treasure, waterfalls and a balloon slide.
If my kids were a bit older this would be the course I would build for them! It looks so fun and is perfect for older kids (5-6 years).
This course is great little and big kids can do complete with sack race and agility obstacle
This course is perfect for a hot summer day. Every obstacle is water based and super simple to create. I can see this being a fun day of fun in the summer.
This fun course is perfect for a birthday party complete with pool noodle tunnel and DIY balance beams plus 8 other parts to the course. Each section of the course is marked with an adorable popsicle sign.
This great post breaks is down for you and gives you the goods on what you can include in your course. Plus all the actions needed to make the best course possible.
I love how this post shows you how you can really just use what you have to create a course no matter what you have in your backyard. From hopping over planters to making use of a tire swing to log stepping, there are lots of ideas here.
Here is another course idea that uses the pipes used to create a fort. Such a creative idea that made an obstacle course that any kid would enjoy!
This post also makes use of the pipes used to make a fort plus adds water to the mix with a slip and slide!
This pool noodle course is perfect for active toddlers. I love the mini golf section!
This fun themed course is prefect for older kids and has everything needed to train the best spies. From target practice to agility and reflex practice!
This course has it all from a walk the plank section to to diy balance beams to ‘electro-shock’ inspired section made with party streamers!
This fun and easy course uses STEP 2 toys like a water table and basketball hoop!
Uses tire, planks of wood and hula hoops for a fun course for big and little kids!
Uses pool noodles to create a simple but fun course for active kids.
This course has it all from human horse, water balloon toss to racket and ball!