Walk the Plank - FamilyEducation

Walk the Plank

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

Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Materials

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

Directions

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.

Extensions

  • 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.

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