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Fruity Chase

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An obstacle race that includes a fruity snack to keep your child active and healthy.

At OMO, we believe that every stain represents an important experience - mud stains are the stamp of adventure, grass stains are the sign of exploration and fruit stains are the aftermath of discovery. Encourage your kids to get messy with our fun activities for happy, healthy, confident kids. We'll be there to sort out the dirty clothes afterwards.

Fruity Chase

An obstacle race that includes a fruity snack to keep your child active and healthy.

What you’ll need:

What you will need

What to do:

Set up an obstacle course with things for your child to jump or climb over, crawl under, or step into. At each point on the obstacle course, place a small bowl with a piece of fruit. As your child does each activity on the course, they must name and then eat the fruit to complete that ‘checkpoint’. When they finish the course, ask them to call out the names of all the fruits they just ate.

Alternative Materials:

Alternative materials

Change it up:

Make it easy: Have just a few easy obstacles and select fruits that your child knows well.

Make it a challenge: Create a course that is physically challenging and make reaching the fruit a part of the obstacle (i.e., climb a ladder to get to the fruit on top). Include some fruits that your child has heard of but is not completely familiar with.

Play with friends: A group of friends could make this a timed race to see who finishes the obstacle course the fastest.

Indoor play: Set up a smaller course using household furniture and cardboard boxes

Developmental areas:

  • Gross motor skills

  • Memory

  • Problem solving

Values: 

Self-respect; caring about health; understanding healthy eating.