Physical Literacy | Wheelbarrow Walking

TIME: 10 Minutes

AGES: 4 – 8

SKILL: Balance


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


  1. Have your child lie on their stomach in push-up 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


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


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