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Floor Ball


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

Cognitive: visual perception, sustained attention, selective attention

Number of participants:

1 or more


  • medium-sized ball
  • stick


  1. child places two hands on a stick
  2. child hits a ball toward a target

Adaptations for Wheelchair Users:

Children who are using wheelchairs can also participate in this activity by practicing hitting the ball with their stick 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 the parent or coach hold the ball steady to decrease physical and cognitive demand

Change the equipment:

  • use a bigger, lighter ball (i.e., beach ball) to decrease physical and cognitive demand
  • use a shorter stick to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task: have the child run and then strike the ball to increase physical and cognitive demand

Change the equipment: use a smaller ball to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • the child is able to strike the ball for a distance of 3m to a friend, for 4 out of 5 tries
  • I can hit a ball with a stick to a target