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The fun activities below help kids to develop the fundamental movement skills that provide an early foundation for physical literacy. You can search these activities according to child age and movement skill using the sorting tool above.

  • Dodge Ball

    Skill: Agility

    15 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of legs, arms and torso, plus dynamic balance and speed. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve dynamic balance and speed (e.g., soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball, racquet sports, martial arts, dance).

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  • Follow the Leader

    Skill: Agility

    15 minutes

    This activity develops leg coordination, dynamic balance, and speed. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve dynamic balance and speed (e.g., soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball, racquet sports, martial arts, dance).

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  • Mirror Mirror

    Skill: Agility

    10 minutes

    This activity develops coordination and balance as kids try to imitate the movements of their parent or play partner.

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  • Monkey Bar Challenge

    Skill: Agility

    15 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of legs, arms and torso, plus dynamic balance and body proprioception. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve dynamic balance and proprioception (e.g., gymnastics, aerial diving, martial arts, dance, soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball).

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  • Run Away from the Monster

    Skill: Agility

    15 minutes

    This activity develops agility along with running and dodging as kids try to escape the monster.

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  • Tag

    Skill: Agility

    10 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of legs, arms and torso, plus dynamic balance and speed. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve dynamic balance and speed (e.g., soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball, racquet sports, martial arts, dance).

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  • Toddler Obstacle Course

    Skill: Agility

    15 minutes

    This activity develops agility, balance, and coordination as your child moves through the obstacle course.

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