Make an Obstacle Course
Ropes, ladders and a two-by-four will help you transform your backyard into a challenging obstacle course. A sturdy tree, a rope and a water-filled kiddie pool make for a popular obstacle, one that tests each child’s ability to hang on tight. Ladders are great and easy obstacles. Just lay one flat on the ground, and direct the kids to make their way to the other side. If the ladder is made of wood, then sand it to prevent splinters. A two-by-four can easily be transformed into a tricky balance beam.