Physical Literacy | Crab Walk

TIME: 15 Minutes

AGES: 5 – 12

SKILL: Balance


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


  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


  • 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


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