My husband brought the tires home and set them out in the yard for us. We first started by having some fun washing them. We probably could have left them in the yard just to wash. A few days later I stated to spray paint them. Adding a few cheery colors to the tires just made them even more fun.
Once they were dry I brought them on the porch. I love our yard but in the summer the ants and heat are pretty bad. So going out in the yard is something we do less. The porch is our outside playspace. It has become a little kids heaven. It doesn’t hurt that I have them locked in and I can see them from the living room while taking care of baby brother. So for me to have the tires on the porch made sense. For a few days the kids just rolled them around and sat on them. They climbed over them too. After seeing them play with them I had my idea that a Tire Obstacle Course would be perfect.
Once I had it set up the kids couldn’t wait to start climbing through and over the tires. This activity is perfect for my full of energy boys (I am sure little girls are too, I just don’t have any:). It is great to let them out on our porch and they can run around and climb and crawl all in one place. Great to get them outside and moving. They can even go over to our Water Wall to cool down after playing.
What I used for this project:
4 old tires, 6 cans of colored spray paint(the yellow and orange needed 1.5 cans to coat well), and zip ties.