Wheelbarrow Walking

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Skill: Balance

10 minutes

Requirements

• Soft, dry outdoor lawn area or large carpeted floor free of obstacles

Instructions

  1. Have your child lie on their stomach in pushup position.
  2. Lift your child by holding their thighs.
  3. Get your child to “walk” using their hands.

    TIP: Do not hold your child by the feet. Your child’s back will arch too much.

Variations

• If there are several children and adults present, have a wheelbarrow race over a short distance.

Benefits

This activity develops coordination, balance, and strength as kids imitate the movement of a wheelbarrow.

Suggested Age4-8 years