When Im not digging for treasures, I usually walk on a plank, fence or line on the ground to work on my balance. I always keep my favorite plank close, it gets to come along on our trips with the pirate boat so that I can balance whenever I want to.
I found it once on an adventure trip, the plank came floating in the water near by Smygehuk, Sweden’s southern tip, and got caught on our boat. Since then it’s mine.
I usually walk forwards, backwards and sideways and today I filmed so I can show you.
It’s not easy to walk the plank, therefore I practice often and Im learning att getting better and better at it. Practice, practice, practice. Usually, each day. The more I practice the easier it gets.
Today, Im challenging you to put a plank on the ground, walk the plank and try:
- To walk forwards balancing on a plank (or similar)
- Walking backwards and balancing on a plank
- Walking sideways back and forth over the plank and balance
Each time you practice, it will feel easier and easier for you too.
When you do these balance exercises on the plank for the 10th time you will probably feel ”I can do this now, this is much easier now compared to the first times, I have learned to balance in different ways on the plank”.
And then – just continue to practice to learn to balance the plank while lifting a leg.
If you want to – challenge one och more adults also. An adult probably needs to practice many times, maybe 20 or 30 times to become as great of balancer as you are and also can walk forwards, backwards and sideways.
Please write and tell me a few words about how much fun you have when you walk the plank. Good luck!
PS: When you have walked the plank on the ground some times, you can, if you like, try to put blocks under the plank, balance and walk the plank and see how that feels. Put one at each end and one in the middle