Brian and I were looking for ways to get our kids out of the house (for free) and this came to me. Most of my childhood was spent making huge messes that my mom later had to clean up (sorry about that!), ranging from Double Dare obstacle courses to fully realized and recorded movies (with sets, costumes, scripts, etc).
Once I got started, it was like riding a bike.
For posterity: The 1st Official Running of the Hopper House Obstacle Course was Sunday, July 28th at 1pm. Enjoy our free nerdiness:
|Obstacle 1: Race a riding toy down the driveway!|
|Obstacle 2: Hopscotch|
|Vi tied her hardest|
|Obstacle 3: jump over hurdles in the front yard|
|the hurdles had to be super low so tiny legs could make it over|
|Obstacle 4: throw stuffed animals into the bag|
|Obstacle 5: hit a baseball|
|Obstacle 6: put together a puzzle|
|Obstacle 7: Race a car down the track|
|And Jeremy is the winner!|
It was supposed to end with a jump in our blow-up pool or a slide down the slip n slide, but the kids got too excited to wait, so we will save that for next time. Are you jealous you missed it? Any suggestions for other obstacles that would work for both a 5 year old and a 2 year old?