Strings and things

Age
2 - 5
Equipment
String/rope
Solid objects to tie the string to
Physical Activity

Balance, coordination

 

Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play
  • Tie string or rope between two solid objects (tables, trees, closets etc.) to create hurdles.
  • The children then try to get across the space without touching the hurdles.
  • If they go over one hurdle, they have to go over the next one.  
Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • If you have someone who has a visual impairment use thicker rope or dangle bells off the string that is across the room. This will allow the individual to better locate the obstacles. 
  • If you have someone who has a gross motor limitation or uses a wheelchair, change the activity from a horizontal piece of string to a vertical one. Tape the string or rope to the roof and provide enough space between the pieces for the individual to move. 

Source – Chris Wright