When I take my students out, I try to use as much of the natural environment as possible. We go up and down curbs, use any incline, find transitions from one terrain to another and basically look for as many things as possible to go over, under and through.
We like to use playground equipment (slides, swings, etc.) but if they are in middle school there typically isn’t any playground equipment for them. Yet even at the high school level the challenges of playground equipment is appropriate for them.
I’ve been thinking recently of how I would design a “locomotor/gross motor” playground for my students. It wouldn’t take up much space and it should be pretty inexpensive to build.
Here are somethings I would like to have:
I’ll be able to add to the list but this is a good start.
What do you think? What would you like to have as your ideal playground park?