Through the Tunnel - FamilyEducation

Through the Tunnel

This activity will teach your child how to control his limbs in an enclosed space.


  • 10 to 15 minutes


  • A few chairs
  • 2 to 3 sheets


  1. With this activity, your child will learn about the space around his body and how to control his limbs in an enclosed space. Cover chairs completely with sheets, making twists and turns that will build spatial awareness and require control of arm and leg muscles.
  2. Although you may be too big to join in this fun, go partway into the maze to demonstrate, or greet your youngster at the exit.


  • Add pillows to crawl over on the way through the tunnel.
  • Let your child scoot a favorite toy through the tunnel.
  • Add heavier blankets in some parts to make it darker.
  • Use a flashlight while going through the tunnel.
  • Put a favorite toy at the end as a surprise.