Can you...??

18 months - 5 years
Child Development
Focusing on Well-being and belonging
Physical Activity

Running, jumping, galloping, side shuffling, balancing

Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play

1.    The leader challenges the children to do different activities by saying “Can You…?”:

•    Jump
•    Stand on one foot
•    Run and touch all four walls
•    Squat
•    Jump like a frog
•    Make a star with your body etc.

2.    Choose a child to be the leader and ask them to create some “challenges”.

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements.
  • For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. 
  • If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.
  • If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications

Source – MEGA