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Hop to the Beat


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

Cognitive: auditory processing

Number of participants:

1 or more


drum, tambourine, or music player


  1. listening to the drumbeat, children hop to the beat of the drum

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: count out loud with the child to help them find the beat to decease  cognitive demand

Change the task: allow the child to hop on two feet to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: challenge the child to stay in one spot to increase physical demand

Change the task: challenge the child to hop to the beat in one spot on one leg and another spot on the other leg to increase physical and cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to hop continually to the beat of the music for 2 minutes with my family
  • I can hop to the beat of the drum

Video/image coming soon.