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Cone Dribble (hand)


Physical: hand-eye coordination, reaction time, gross motor skill

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention

Social: awareness of physical space, taking turns (if doing activity with other children)

Number of participants:

1 or more


  • medium-sized ball OR basketball
  • 6+ cones OR chairs


  1. children weave through straight lines of chairs or cones
  2. instruct the children to emphasize switching hands and keeping their bodies between the ball and the chairs/cones

Adaptations for Wheelchair Users:

Children can dribble the ball with their hands while sitting in their wheelchair.

Safety tip: ensure children using wheelchairs have appropriate wheelchair skills to maneuver their chair and a ball simultaneously.

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: increase the space between cones/chairs to decrease physical demand

Change the task: have the child catch the ball after they dribble through every 2 cones to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: increase the number of cones that the child needs to weave through to increase physical demand

Change the task: have the child run while dribbling through the cones to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to dribble the ball through 6 cones without dropping the ball more than once
  • I can dribble with one hand in a straight line