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Sticky Arms


Physical: balance, coordination, gross motor skill

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention

Number of participants:



cones (6+) or similar objects


  1. child moves between cones in a zig-zag pattern with arms at their side

Adaptations for Wheelchair Users:

Place the cones further apart so children who are using wheelchairs can practice wheeling in and out of the cones.

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: give the child more room to move around cones to decrease physical demand

Change the task: have the child move between fewer cones to decrease physical and cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: place cones closer together so child turns more to increase physical and cognitive demand

Change the task:

  • to increase physical demand, have the child more through the cones with their arms out so they sway more
  • increase number of cones to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • in two weeks, the child will be able to run like an airplane (increase sway with arms out to the side) between 5 cones (1m apart)
  • I can move between the cones