Project Description

Physical Literacy | Crab Walk

TIME: 15 Minutes

AGES: 5 – 12

SKILL: Balance

Requirements

  • Flat and level indoor or outdoor space at least 3m by 5m
  • Dry lawn or carpet recommended

Instructions

  1. In a flat, open area, show your child how to crab walk
  2. Squat on ground, place hands behind you, and lift your hips off the ground
  3. Start “walking” using hands and feet
  4. Play follow the leader as you crab walk

Variations

  • Challenge your child to a crab walk race over a short distance
  • If several children are present, play a game of tag in a confined area while crab walking

Benefits

This activity develops coordination, balance, and strength as kids try to imitate the movements of a crab