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balance while riding a bicycle, upper and lower limb coordination, sustained attention, selective attention, awareness of personal space if doing the activity with other children

Number of participants:



  • bicycle
  • training wheels (optional)


  1. child balances and rides on a bicycle without falling over

Modifications to make the activity easier:

  • have the child “stride” the bike (sit on the bike and walk it forward – no pedals)
  • have a parent or coach hold the child’s body

Modifications to make the activity harder:

  • demonstrate steering control by weaving between cones

SMART goal examples:

  • child is able to pedal for 3 revolutions without falling, 4 out 5 times
  • child is able to bike a distance of 10m without falling, 2 out 3 times