DIY Balance Beam
A balance beam is a great addition to any space. You can easily create one by purchasing some wood from a local hardware store. There are a number of different ways that you can use this piece of equipment:
- Simply place the plank(s) of wood on the ground and have the kids walk over, jump over and balance along the beam.
- If you are more handy, you can cut pieces of the wood in to shorter lengths to create a higher beam or shorter stepping stones
Additionally, provide many loose pieces of wood approximately 3 feet in length for the children to build their own balance obstacle course with. This will encourage imagination, creativity and play that incorporate excitement and fear.