Walk the Plank - FamilyEducation

Walk the Plank

Follow these directions to teach your toddler how to balance by walking on a piece of wood.


  • 10 to 15 minutes


  • Flat piece of wood that is at least an inch thick and 5 feet long


Lay the board on the grass or indoors on a rug and show your toddler how to walk across it with your hands extended to the sides for balance.


  • Use towels to raise the plank an inch or two.
  • Show how to walk the plank with 1 foot on and 1 foot off.
  • Try holding hands while you both walk across sideways.
  • Walk the plank barefoot.