Save the Spiders Game
by Nicole Campbell, PT, DPT
Kids Place West Pediatric Physical Therapist
Want a fun, balance activity for the fall season? Create a spider web on the ground using tape and place plastic spiders around the edge of the web. Have your child pretend they are the parent spider and they must rescue their “spider children” (the plastic spiders) by bringing them to the middle of the web. They must stay on the tape, or else they “fall off their web.” This is a good way to challenge your child’s balance while having fun playing make believe.
Tip: Is this too easy for your child? Increase the challenge by having them walk backwards instead of forwards.