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Hoop Body Part Balance


Physical: upper and lower limb coordination, reaction time, gross motor skill, balance

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention, visual processing

Social: awareness of personal space

Number of participants:

one or more


hula hoop


  1. children place their hoops on the ground and attempt different challenges, such as:
    • demonstrate movements with the feet inside and the hands outside the hoop
    • two body parts inside the hoop)

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: have the child hold onto a parent or adult during the activity to decrease physical demand 

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: have child complete the activity close to another child to increase physical and social demand

Change the task: have the child hold each balance for a few seconds to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • child is able to demonstrate 3 different movements with the feet inside and hands outside the hoop
  • I can be creative in trying new movements with the hoop on the ground

Video/image coming soon.