Climbing Wall Activities
Indoor rock climbing is one of the most innovative physical activities today. There’s no better way to develop and enhance physical, social and academic skills. To help develop those skills, our team of educators has written a variety of climbing wall lesson plans to challenge and captivate children of varying ages and abilities. Below you’ll find a sampling of climbing wall games and climbing wall activities. If you have developed your own climbing wall activities, and are willing to share them, please submit them to our Marketing Department.
Traverse Wall Activities
Welcome to the Wall
Participants are introduced to the climbing wall in a non-threatening manner with a simulated climb across the Traverse Wall.
Climbers Spiders Web
Climbers create interesting patterns as they climb while unraveling a ball of yarn.
Mirror, Mirror on the Climbing Wall
Climbers “mirror” the actions of their partners on the climbing wall.
Cross-Curricular Wall Activities
Parts of Speech Route Climbing
Recognize different parts of speech while traversing the wall using only certain hand holds.
Place Value Placement
Climbers traverse the wall while placing digits in the correct “place” to create specific numbers.
Discovery Dry-Erase Wall Activities
Climb and Define
Climbers define vocabulary words in this elimination activity.
Climbers traverse the wall while reducing a certain number of fractions along the way.
Climbing Wall Accessory Activities
Magna Flag Activity
Climbers toss flags into buckets while traversing the wall.
Discovery Plate Activity
“Greater, Less Than or Equal“
Climbers traverse the wall while placing the correct sign between numbers on the Discovery Plates.
Team Building Activities
All Aboard Activities
Students have to fit onto two smaller platforms, needing additional brainstorming, problem solving and action planning.
Marble Maze Activity
“Team Marble Maze“
Students work as a team to get the marble through the maze without it falling into any of the holes.
Safari Jungle Gym Activities
Safari Monkey Bars
Students jump their way across the mats under the monkey bars trying to touch as many hanging scarves as they can.
Safari Wild Web Activity
Students pretend to be spiders and “eat” all the “bugs” that have gotten trapped in their web.
K – 2 Classroom Package
Students make shapes, letters, and figures using streamers. Lots of crossing the mid-line! Click here to view more classroom activities for Kindergarten to 2nd Grade.
3 – 5 Classroom Package
“Inchworm and Apple Ball“
An activity that gets the whole class moving. Teams pass a ball using different maneuvers.