Can you...??

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

Running, jumping, galloping, side shuffling, balancing

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