Monday, September 14, 2015

DIY Wooden Balance Beam

Nora is a mover. Like most young toddlers, she's just on the move. Busy, busy, busy. 


Finding ways to keep her satisfied can be difficult and expensive. She constantly needs to reach maximum effort right now. So, when I came across the idea of a DIY balance beam from one of my favorite bloggers Amy from Midwest Montessori, I knew we had to make one of our own! 


This project is so simple! It's just some 2x4s and some screws. We bought two small boards. We cut into two 12 inches long and one 47 inch long pieces. After sanding down all the pieces to avoid splinters, the supports were screwed into place. And, that's it! 


It's the perfect way to provide a cheap, gross motor challenge to Nora {and even Henry.} 

Nora was a bit apprehensive at first, but she's coming around to it! Henry loved it right away and spent the whole morning testing it out. 


Do you have any great gross motor DIYs in your home? 



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5 comments:

  1. My daughter loves her preschool gymnastics class and would love to have one of these at home. Thank you for sharing at #made4kids! See you Sunday starting at 10pm EST.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this interesting post Nicole. Really cute baby busy with her balance beam. I like it. Discover ways to make the most basic beginner to more elaborate suede covered home wooden balance beams. Wooden walker

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  3. Wow! These photos are really cute. This is a great Montessori inspired idea. Kudos to the Mom.

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  4. Would you mind sharing the type of wood you selected (pressure treated? pine? scraps at the local hardware store)? For the novice, I am not sure what type of wood is safe around kids. Also, the screws enter from the underside? correct?

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