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Stair Jump


Physical: jump to a different height, balance, upper and lower limb coordination, agility

Cognitive: sustained attention

Social: taking turns (if doing activity with more than one person)

Number of participants:

1 or more




  1. child jumps onto the first step of the stair and hops back down

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the equipment: give the child a handrail to use for balance to decrease physical demand

Change the task: have the child practice jumping up in the air without a step to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task:

  • increase number of jumps for the child to complete the activity to increase physical and cognitive demand 
  • time how many jumps child can do within a certain timeframe to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • the child will be able to jump on and off the stair, while holding onto the railing for 1 minute without stopping
  • I can jump up the stairs

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