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Bubble Catch

Skills:

Physical: upper limb coordination, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skill

Cognitive: selective attention, visual processing

Number of participants:

1 or more

Equipment:

  • Bubbles
  • Bubble wand
  • Optional: bubble blower/bubble gun

Description:

  1. child traps/catches bubbles with two hands

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment:

  • blow bubbles slowly to decrease¬†cognitive demand
  • blow bubbles higher so child has more time to catch them to decrease physical and cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment:

  • blow more bubbles to increase the number of bubbles for the child to catch to increase¬†cognitive demand
  • blow bubbles more quickly to increase the number of bubbles for the child to catch to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • child shows readiness to trap/catch bubbles (e.g., moving towards the bubbles, tracking them with their eyes, clapping hands together) about 75% of the time during 5 min of play
  • I can catch the bubbles in my hands