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Hop Step Jump


Physical: coordinated hopping, balance, upper and lower limb coordination

Cognitive: visual processing

Social: turn-taking

Number of participants:

1 or more




  1. children hop forward on right foot, step onto left foot and spring forward to land on both feet
  2. he leader measures the distance travelled from start to finish

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: give the child a verbal signal of “go” when it is their turn to decrease social demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: challenge the child to use their arms when doing hop, step, jump to increase physical demand 

Goal examples:

  • The child is able to hop, step, jump a distance of 1m, 3 out of 5 times with support from holding a partner’s hand
  • I can hop, step and jump