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Alphabet Jump


Physical: accurate jumping and landing, balance, upper and lower limb coordination

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention, visual processing

Social: taking turns (if doing activity with more than one person)

Number of participants:

1 or more




  1. child jumps on the letter that is called out by the coach

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment:

  • draw letters closer together to decrease physical demand
  • draw letters in the child’s name to decrease cognitive demand

Change the task: use different coloured chalk instead of differentiating the squares by letters to decrease cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: vary the distance between the letters to increase physical and cognitive demand

Change the task: have the child jump on letters to spell their name to increase cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • child will be able to jump inside the square without touching the lines, 8 out of 10 times
  • I can jump into the chalk squares