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Physical: gross motor skill, upper limb coordination, hand-eye coordination, power, accuracy

Cognitive: visual perception, sustained attention, selective attention

Social: taking turns

Number of participants:

1 or more


  • 1 or more hoops
  • mallet
  • croquet ball
  • field


  1. child uses a mallet to strike a ball through hoops placed in the ground

Adaptations for Wheelchair Users:

Children who are using wheelchairs can also participate in this activity by practicing hitting the ball with their mallet over the side of their wheelchair.

Safety tip: ensure children in wheelchairs have their seatbelts on so that they will not fall out of the chair

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the task: have a parent hold the child’s hands to assist with motion to decrease physical demand

Change the environment: move hoops closer together to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: stagger hoops and place them at different angles to increase physical and cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • the child will accurately strike the ball through the hoop from a distance of 3m, in 5 tries
  • I can hit the ball with the mallet