1. Uses Gross Motor Skills - those large muscles kids need to flex. 2. Uses Fine Motor Skills - small movements! 3. Cognitive Skills - these are tested throughout the course. 4. Design Skills - let kiddos help design the path of their obstacle course. 5. Exercise - burn off energy, so that little kiddos can calmly read and write. 6. FUN - timing races and going as slow as possible are just two ways - outside is always fun!