Sunday, May 26, 2019

5 DIY Balance Boards for Kids {That You Can Actually Make}

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Learn how to make a balance board for kids with these awesome DIY balance board tutorials.

Balance boards are a great way for kids to get vestibular and even proprioceptive sensory input as part of a sensory diet. They can wobble, rock, and sway back and forth, helping to regulate and calm their bodies.

But there's no need to go out and buy a balance board.

You can simply try making a balance board instead!

These 5 DIY balance board tutorials are easy, peasy. Some may even make use of materials and supplies you already have on hand (like a piece of scrap wood or a pool noodle), which will make them inexpensive and frugal.

And if you know me well, then you know I love anything that is frugal!

Tutorials for making a balance board

Why Use Balance Boards?

Balance boards are fun for kids, but did you know that there are many benefits too? The benefits of using balance boards, include:

  • Improving core strength
  • Improving balance
  • Providing vestibular sensory input
  • Improving coordination
  • Developing proprioception and body position awareness
  • Improving posture

5 Easy Ways to Make a Homemade Balance Board

A couple of these tutorials require zero tools, but a few require screws or cutting a hole in a piece of wood, but they're all relatively simple. So even if you aren't super handy, you can likely manage making one of these DIY balance boards.

1. The Easiest DIY Balance Board Ever

2. How to Make a Skate Balance Board from Hello, Wonderful

3. DIY Balance Board from Pink Oatmeal

4. How to Build a Wobble Board from Crafting in the Rain

5. Homemade Balance Board from Jaime Costiglio

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