As the weather gets soggier, setting up an obstacle course for your kids in a play room or even covered patio can help them stay active while having fun — especially if they are fans of the TV show American Ninja Warrior. Check out these ideas for building your own custom course.
Pikler Triangle by Tenderfoot & Co This style of climbing triangle is popular with Montessori enthusiasts. It’s a bit of a splurge, but it’s handmade right here in Portland. And kids will find imaginative ways to incorporate it into everyday play. Ages 9 months to 6 years and up to 125 pounds. Large $300, medium $260. At Made You Look and Hammer and Jacks.
American Ninja Warrior Family Agility Set by B4 Adventure The hurdles, hoop, agility poles and crawling tube in this set can be configured in many different ways, helping your kids keep their course fresh and challenging. $99. Ages 3 and older. At dickssportingoods.com and amazon.com. (As of this writing, this popular item is sold out, but there are other American Ninja Warrior course options at these sites.)