Space large enough to fit individuals, especially if they require physical support for sitting balance or w/c, cushions, etcColored, textured string or rope large enough to see and feel by individuals with vision problems or fine motor control deficitsLarge beads of different colorsMusic, if desired To promote: Active range of motion (AROM) through physical activity.Engagement of socialization with peers through …Read More
Adaptive or Special Needs Games
You should intentionally plan fun, adaptive or special needs games to create an inclusive and exciting camp program. Here are some tips to leading adaptive or special needs activities:
- Choose activities that allow children with varying abilities to participate alongside their peers.
- Present the activities in a way that make the adaptation seamless when possible. For example, if a child in a wheelchair needs to use a noodle to push a ball on the ground, give all the children noodles.
- Pick physical environments that all the children in your group can be successful in. For example, play capture the flag in the field versus the woods to support children with visual disabilities.
Regardless of the audience, these games are fun!
Water noodlers water blasters/pistols infatables innertubes water balls beach balls e.t.c To have fun For the pool have inner tubes as battleships, boogie boards as destroyers, inflatables as aircraft carriers water noodles can be PT boats submarines are partially submerged inflatables. Ammo are water balls for battleships and water blasters. Aircraft carriers have inflatable balls. Submarines fire water balls but …Read More
Learning body parts, small and large muscle development
A ball, some catchy music, a comfortable place to sit on the ground or floor. Learn body parts and develop large and small muscle/motor skills. Leader calls out the body part to be used to pass the ball. In large groups several balls may be used. Good for ESL, Family Camps and Special Ed camps, or just a good old …Read More
To play the Marshmallow Toss, provide enough marshmallows for each person to have 4 to 5 each.A large round bowlOne small plastic bowl for each individual Marshmallow Toss is a fun activity promotes cognitive skills through memory recall, ROM (range of motion) through physical upper extremity movement, hand eye coordination through targeting , socialization through verbal & non verbal communication, …Read More
Pick it up
An object. To react and pick up the object! Put an object in front of the kids. Tell them to pick it up. Whoever picks it up first wins!Read More
Ultimate Hula Hoop Frisbee
To promote range of motion through physical activity and have fun! This game is played the same as Ultimate Frisbee, except instead of playing with a Frisbee play with a hula hoop. Divide the players into two teams in a sports field with a centre line. Each has an ‘end zone’ just like in football. The idea is to pass …Read More
using pool noodles instead of hockey sticks play a game of hockey with a balloonRead More
Welcome to My Zoo
1 or 2 zookeepers. 1 baby. About 5 or more animals. Optional: 1 parent. *Courtesy of Ashten 1 or 2 people start out in the middle of the stage. “I’m kind of bored. Hey! I know! I’ll make a zoo!” (Calls person 1 over.) “Hey! ______ wanna be in my zoo!” “Sure! What should I be?” The zookeeper(s)think for a …Read More
some one else writes on your hand and on the top they write zap and a time after that moment on the other side with out showing the person whose hand you are writing on write a name of someone they are shy around if they look at the name written on the other side of there hand before the …Read More
Zig Zag Bombers
All participants must be able to stand in at least 3 feet of water *(Adapted)If the participant is not able to stand, The must be accompanied by an adult who can carry them through the game from end of the pool to the other. Each participant must be able to throw *(Adapted) If they cannot physically use their hands, there …Read More