July 02, 2016
This weekend we celebrated two of our boys, as they turn 6 and 4 this month.
One of our favorite shows to watch together as a family is American Ninja Warrior. So we turned the backyard into an obstacle course, fit for a bunch of ninjas.
We made most everything from items we had around the house or picked up at the local dollar store (pool noodles, floaty pool rings). Here’s a breakdown of the course:
No. 1 we titled “Run Up/Slide Down” They started at the ramp on the swing set, ran up and went down the slide, arriving at the next obstacle.
No. 2 “Ninja Steps” Lucky for us, an unexpected bathroom remodel led to us ripping out an old vanity and we cut it into pieces and attached it to some 4×4’s to come up with these ramps.
No. 3 “Noodle Crawl” Simple dollar store pool noodles arched over wood stakes in the ground and the kids crawled right through.
No. 4 “Webbed Rope” We pushed some of my garden bamboo stakes in the ground and tied rope randomly around, for a step through obstacle.
No. 5 “Walk the Plank” Again, just wood we had around the house – anchored together.
No. 6 “Rope Balance” Two ropes tied between trees made for a great balance obstacle. No. 7 “Fast Feet” Dollar store pool rings
No. 8 We didn’t have a warped wall, but we did have a “Wall of Hay” This is a great time of year to easily get some so we found a local source on Craigslist and had it delivered. The kids loved running up and over it.
A successful party! And our own ninjas look a little sugared up!
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