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Rope Maze


Physical: balance, upper and lower limb coordination, agility

Cognitive: selective attention, sustained attention

Social: turn taking

Number of participants:

1 or more


skipping rope or string


  1. child places skipping rope(s) on the floor in a pattern to make a maze
  2. child jumps through the maze

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the task: 

  • have the child place rope in an easy pattern to decrease physical demand
  • have the child use one jump rope for a shorter maze to decrease physical and cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task:

  • increase the complexity of the maze (jump in multiple directions) to increase physical and cognitive demand
  • have the child use more ropes for a longer maze to increase physical and cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to jump through the maze in 10 seconds, 3 times in a row with direction from my coach
  • I can walk through the maze

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