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Traffic Light


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

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention, auditory processing

Social: awareness of personal space

Number of participants:

2 or more




  1. children pretend to be vehicles responding to the colour of the traffic signal (eg. green = skip in free space, amber = hop on spot, red = stork stand)

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: have the child hold onto a parent or adult during the activity to decrease physical demand

Change the task: change the requirements of amber light to mean touch your toes and red light to mean stand on one foot to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: have child complete the activity close to another child to increase physical and social demand

Change the task: have the child alternate feet every time they have to hop on the spot or hold a stork stand to increase physical and cognitive demand

Goal examples:

  • the child is able to hop 5 times on the spot, marked with tape on the ground
  • I can follow along with the traffic signals

Video/image coming soon.