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Going on a Bear Hunt!

You can go on an imaginary bear hunt no matter where you are! Swish, splash, and squelch along with the story, and then make your own bear hunt obstacle course in your backyard using materials you can find in your home.


It all starts with a story: “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. You can watch the animated story or performed by the author.

1) It’s time to go on a bear hunt! Create an obstacle course using items you can find in your home and backyard. Try and see how many of these movements you can get into your obstacle course:

  • Through

  • Carry

  • Under

  • Spin

  • Over

  • Slow

  • Jump

  • Run

  • Balance

  • Climb

Ideas for your obstacle course:

  • Hula Hoops – Use these to jump from hoop to hoop, roll from one spot in the course to another, or to hula-hoop to the next activity!

  • Ladder – Jump between the rungs of the ladder while it is lying on the ground

  • Frisbees – These can be used as stepping-stones or markers to run or hop to

  • Hose – Use to jump over or make a balancing line on the ground

  • Balls – Bounce, roll, and throw your way between different points in the obstacle course

  • Playground – Swing and climb your way from one side to another without touching the ground!

Get creative with your obstacle course! The sky is the limit. You can use anything you can think of to challenge your body.

More obstacle course ideas:

9 simple obstacle course ideas

Use chalk to make a course

Make hurdles from pool noodles

2.) Share your obstacle course! You can take a picture of your unique obstacles or a video of you going through your course. Then, you can show it to our River’s Edge Community on our Facebook page or in the comments below!