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Bunny Hop/Jump


Physical: balance, upper and lower limb coordination, agility, power

Cognitive: selective attention, sustained attention, visual processing

Number of participants:

1 or more




  1. children are asked to perform a routine that requires them to hop/jump
  2. Routine is: stand single file with hands on hips or shoulders of person in front, touch right toe to right side, step right foot in place, repeat, touch left toe to left side, step left foot in place, repeat, jump forward, jump backward, jump forward 3 times, then pause.

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the task: have the child march and take 3 steps forward instead of jump to decrease physical demand

Change the environment: give verbal or visual cues for what to do next in the routine to decrease cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task: repeat the routine with a different leader each time to increase cognitive demand

Change the environment: place markers approximately 30cm apart to increase distance to where the child needs to jump when doing the routine to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • in two-weeks, the child will be able to follow the entire routine with 80% accuracy
  • I can complete the routine with my friends