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Kick and Go


Physical: kicking a ball, lower limb coordination, balance

Cognitive: visual processing, selective attention

Number of participants:

2 or more


one ball


  1. each group stands in a single file line
  2. on the start signal, the first player in line in every group kicks the ball once, straight ahead as far as possible
  3. the player then runs and retrieves any other ball and brings it back to the start line

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the task: have the child run back to the line without retrieving the ball to decrease physical demand

Change the equipment: use a larger, lighter ball (i.e., beach ball) to decrease physical and cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task: have the child dribble the ball with their feet when returning to the line to increase  physical and cognitive demand

Change the environment: place a target for the child to kick the ball to increase physical and cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • child is able to accurately kick the ball 5m away 3 out of 5 times to their partner
  • I can collect the balls for myself and my friends

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