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Puck Pass


Physical: upper limb coordination, hand-eye coordination, reaction time

Cognitive: visual perception, sustained attention, selective attention

Social: working with others, taking turns

Number of participants:

2 or more


  • hockey stick
  • floor hockey puck


  1. children use a hockey stick to pass a puck to another person

Adaptations for Wheelchair Users:

Children who are using wheelchairs can also participate in this activity by practicing hitting the ball with their stick over the side of their chair and passing it to another child.

Safety tip: ensure children in wheelchairs have their seatbelts on so that they will not fall out of the chair

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the task: have the child focus on hitting the ball/puck without passing it to a partner to decrease cognitive and social demand

Change the equipment: use a bean bag or tennis ball instead of a puck to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task:

  • have the child hit the ball/puck two times before passing it to a partner to increase physical, cognitive, and social demand
  • have the child move while passing the puck to increase physical and cognitive demand

Change the environment: increase the distance of the pass to increase physical and cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to accurately pass the puck 8 out of 10 times at a distance of 3m away from my partner
  • I can use a hockey stick to pass a puck to my friend