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Jump the Creek


Physical: balance, upper and lower limb coordination, agility, power

Cognitive: selective attention, sustained attention

Social: turn taking

Number of participants:

3 or more


skipping rope or string


  1. place skipping rope on the floor in parallel about 1m apart
  2. children take turns jumping over the “creek”
  3. expand the creek if everyone completes it

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: place the ropes closer together to decrease physical demand

Change the task: allow the children to have a running start to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: increase the width between the ropes to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to leap over a 1m distance, 4 out of 5 times
  • I can jump from one line to another