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Stationary Ball Kick


Physical: kicking a ball, lower limb coordination, balance

Cognitive: visual processing, selective attention

Social: taking turns (if more than one child)

Number of participants:

1 or more


soccer ball


  1. child kicks a stationary ball as far as they can

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the equipment: use a larger ball to decrease physical and cognitive demand

Change the task: have the child place their hand on a wall for balance to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task:

  • have the child kick with their non-dominant foot to increase physical and cognitive demand
  • have the child kick the ball as far as they can to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • in two weeks, the child will be able to kick a ball with either foot for a distance of 5m
  • I can kick the ball with my left foot