Homemade Balance Beam

homemade balance beam
Activities like this are insanely easy to do , and so beneficial. Using a balance beam is a great gross motor activity that of course encourages development of balance but it also is fantastic at confidence building, and you don’t need to go to a gym class to do all that!

  1. Gather your materials. I am using a left over 2 x 4 my husband had in the garage. I made sure it was smooth before bringing it inside.
  2. I popped it on my rug and that’s it !
  3. We pretended to be pirates walking the plank, sneaky foxes on our tippy toes and played follow the leader all using this little piece of wood.
Sometimes the very simplest things are the most fun !


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  1. Allie says

    Funny you should say that I was worried that my son would try to pick it up the first time we did it a while back. He has no one to smack it with except me though so I would watch anyone carefully !

  2. Ashlyn Brunson says

    That sounds great! My two year old loves balancing on the arm of the sofa (I am so scared he will fall, so I stand right next to him), so I’m sure he will love this activity. It is also something he can do without me worrying he is going to break his neck 🙂

  3. Ashlyn says

    Hey look someone has my name and her son is two! Besides that, I have a question. Did you actually go buy that piece of wood or just had it sitting around. I was just curious because I didn’t want to go buy the wood. Also, did you sand down the edges or sides at all?



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