Cruising Circuit

Child Development
Crawling, walking
Low furniture and objects such as a chair/couch, large foam blocks and other stable objects for holding on to
Physical Activity

This activity focuses on the fundamental movement skills of balance, locomotion and coordination.

How to Play

Position the objects in a formation so that the child may be able to move from one to the other. Place toys at various places on top of the objects in order to encourage movement. Position the child to stand at the furniture, encouraging the child to move; sideways along the edge of the furniture in both directions; inside a corner; around the outside of a corner, and between two pieces of furniture. 

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others.
  • If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.
  • If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications

Source – adapted from Kids at Play (Australian Capital Territory Government)