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Physical: gross motor skill, lower limb coordination, balance, reaction time

Cognitive: visual processing, selective attention

Social: taking turns

Number of participants:

2 or more


  • soccer ball
  • tape or chalk to mark a “goal”


  1. children kick a ball at the goal marked on a wall and attempt to rebound it by kicking it back
  2. each child has 3 lives
  3. child loses a life it they miss the ball or miss the goal

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: make the goal larger to decrease cognitive demand

Change the task: give the children more attempts (lives) to rebound the ball to decrease physical and cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: have the child stand farther away from the wall to increase physical demand

Change the task: have the child kick with their less favoured foot to increase physical and cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • the child shows readiness to rebound the ball (e.g., moves body towards ball, eyes on the ball), 8 out of 10 times
  • I can be ready to receive the ball after my friend has kicked it