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Obstacle Course for kids – Dad approved!

2017-07-22 by Jamie Kaler
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As a father of two, I know how much effort it takes to entertain children for an afternoon.  I took my friend who doesn’t have kids to help me set up an obstacle course.

Everyone learned a lot!

  • The kids learned how to stuff ravioli, they built up their motor skills weaving through cones, burrowing through tunnels, and knocking down block walls.
  • My friend, Jeff Lewis, learned he is never going to come to the park with me again.



Jamie Kaler

This father of two is an accomplished actor, comic, host, voice-over artist and podcaster, Jamie Kaler is probably best known for his starring role as “Mike” on the hit TBS show, “My Boys”. His prolific acting career includes appearances on Friends, Will and Grace, How I Met Your Mother, Parenthood, King of Queens, The Middle, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and the new show Heathers, as well as numerous films and over 200 commercials. He is currently the host of “America: Facts vs. Fiction” on the American Heroes Channel which is in it’s Fourth Season. He also has his own podcast, “Father Time” on iTunes and the web series, “Dads in Parks” on youtube. As a voice-over artist, he performs on such shows as Robot Chicken and The Loud House. Originally from New Hampshire, Jamie graduated from Boston University on an NROTC scholarship and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy before beginning his career as a performer.  As a comedian he was one of the new faces at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and has appeared on Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show, Live at Gotham, Mock-pocalypse, and World’s Dumbest. When not working, he is obeying every command of his wife, Kate, and two daughters, Hannah and Claire. Check him out on YouTube - Facebook - Twitter - InstagramiTunes

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