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Jump Rope


Physical: continuous hop in coordination with arms, balance, upper and lower limb coordination

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention, divided attention

Social: taking turns (if doing activity with more than one person)

Number of participants:

1 or more


skipping rope


  1. child jumps repeatedly while they swing the skipping rope under their feet and over their body

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: have two people turn the rope for the child to decrease physical demand

Change the task: practice small jumps with the rope on the ground to decrease physical and cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task:

  • have the child count out loud while jumping rope to increase cognitive demand
  • have the child jump rope on one foot to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • the child is able to jump rope for 20 seconds, 3 times in a row using a weighted rope
  • I can swing the weighted rope over my head and jump before it hits my feet