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Cone Dodge


Physical: dodge while running, balance, lower limb coordination, gross motor skill

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention

Number of participants:

1 or more


cones (6+) or similar objects


  1. place cones in different patterns (zigzag)
  2. child runs to the first cone, dodges the cone, runs to the next cone
  3. repeat

Adaptations for Wheelchair Users:

Place the cones further apart so children who are using wheelchairs can practice wheeling in and out of the cones.

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment:

  • have the child dodge fewer cones to decrease¬†physical demand
  • provide verbal cues for dodging (i.e., when to dodge) to decrease cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment:

  • increase the number of cones the child has to dodge to increase¬†physical demand
  • have child race with other children through the cones to increase physical, cognitive, and social demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to dodge 5 out of 6 cones placed 1m apart
  • I can dodge the cones as I walk through the course