Do you have that kiddo that just can’t quite jump? Maybe they get the concept but need a little something extra to get over the hump? Have you ever thought of using a scooter board to help with jumping? Just looking for something new to try out? Check out this fun jumping practice idea using a scooter board and give it a try today! This is just one of many jumping activity ideas for kids from Pink Oatmeal!
Fun Jumping Practice Idea
A little extra space to practice some jumping.
The idea is really quite simple. Jumping is practiced by placing the child’s feet on the wall while they lay sit on their scooter boards. The child can work on bending their legs and jumping off from the wall.
Gravity is eliminated in this position making it easier to be successful at completing the jumping task! This also allows the child to work on motor planning the task and hopefully successfully transferring it to the standing position.
You can even try one legged jumping!
Add a little fun by making games out of it. Mark lines to see how far the child goes with each jump and try to get a little further each time they jump. Try to relate the activity to something of the child’s interest. I know my own child loves to “blast off” like a rocket!
What is your favorite way to practice jumping?
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My store at Pink Oatmeal is full of ideas to get the kids moving at home, in the classroom, and in therapy! There is everything from yoga, brain breaks, and movement games. Make movement a part of your day on a regular basis! Pink Oatmeal is here to help! If you prefer Teachers Pay Teachers you can find me there too!