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Step, Jump, Grab


Physical: balance, upper and lower limb coordination, gross motor skill

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention, visual processing

Social: understanding of personal space

Number of participants:

1 or more


  • small block
  • scarf


  • child steps on a block and then jumps up to grab a scarf

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: hold the child’s hand when stepping up and/or jumping to decrease physical demand

Change the task: keep the scarf at the child’s eye level to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: raise the scarf higher for the jump to increase physical demand

Change the equipment: increase the height of the block for the step up to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • the child is able to increase jump height from 30cm to 45cm in 2 weeks
  • I can jump off of the block