Exit final end ping pong ball going through cardboard tube at top of obstacle course activity

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

Topic: Overcoming Obstacles

Empowerment Lesson Video: Overcoming Obstacles

Supplies:

  • Ping pong ball
  • Toilet paper/paper towel rolls
  • Plastic cup
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Masking tape
  • Construction paper

Video Discussion:

Tell the students they will be watching the video ‘Overcoming Obstacles’. Explain that the video presents role models sharing ways that they have learned to overcome the obstacles that they have encountered.

Invite students to share about obstacles that they have encountered in their lives and what steps they’ve taken to overcome them.

Activity Instructions:

Using the materials, create your obstacle course in whatever design you like. Get creative!

The goal is to get the ping pong ball to go through the entire course. If it stops in a certain spot, make adjustments in your design until the ball eventually goes through.

Colorful assortment of cardboard tubes, tissue box, pipe cleaners, decorative yarn, glue and scissors to make an obstacle course group activity project
Cutting the cardboard tissue box to create an opening for the obstacle course track
Cutting the cardboard tube with scissors to create a track for the ping pong ball obstacle course
Add a touch of glue to section of the track
Ping pong ball going through cardboard tube at top of obstacle course activity
Midway ping pong ball going through cardboard tube at top of obstacle course activity
Nearing the end ping pong ball going through cardboard tube at top of obstacle course activity
Exit final end ping pong ball going through cardboard tube at top of obstacle course activity
Finished view of colorful creative obstacle course group activity for girls
Obstacle course activity finished example of cardboard tube with white ping pong ball