We’ve been spending an awful lot of time in the back yard now that school is out. Today we spend a good chunk of the afternoon there. It was my four kids, my niece, my sister and her three kids and I. Two adults, eight kids ages 1 to 11.
It’s not always easy finding fun things to do that make all ages present happy but today we did something that was fun for all: an obstacle course.
Here’s what they had to do:
Run around the blue bucket three times:
Hop over the mini picnic table:
Crawl under the chair and table, army style:
Drive the little red car around the giant ant hill:
Drive the dump truck from the purple bucket to the white bucket, get the basketball, put it in the dump truck:
Drive it back to the purple bucket and carefully place the basketball on the upside down bucket:
Dribble the soccer ball to the big digging pit and kick it in:
All the while, the peanut gallery watches and keeps track of everyone’s time with the kitchen timer, so that we can see who wins everyone can achieve a personal best:
Lots of summer fun!