Hurdles game

This easy, adaptable version of hurdles can be made using whatever you have lying around the house, and will have you jumping for joy!

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a sports activity for people or groups of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities, and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This activity supports social inclusion and getting active, helping build confidence and independence through learning new skills and making friends.

How to play

What you’ll need

  • Something to use as hurdles like cushions, small boxes or small markers
  • Bouncy ball (optional)

How to set up

  • Lay out the obstacles in a line, a metre or so apart.
  • You can use as many as you want, but we recommend about five.

How to play

  • The player is encouraged to step or jump over the hurdles without touching them.
  • See how many you can do in a row.
  • Try going over the hurdles sideways or backwards.
  • With a bouncy ball, stand on one side of the hurdle and try bouncing the ball over one, two or all of them!

Other ways to play

  • Make it more challenging with larger hurdles
  • You can make it easier with smaller hurdles or even just a mark on the ground
  • The closer together the hurdles are, the easier it will be to bounce the ball over them