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Colored targets [3]

Short description

Running to coloured targets to improve spatial awareness


Motor skillsSpatial orientation

Group size



3-5 coloured objects, e.g. balls, rings


3 minutes per person



Goal of this exercise is to improve

  • Improving spatial orientation

  • Promotion of imagination

  • Improving working memory

By memorizing the positions and colors of the targets, along with orientation, imagination and working memory are also promoted.


Balls of different colors or other objects are required as targets. The targets are set up in a semicircle about 3 m away. The person needs to remember the location of the targets and closes his eyes. Then a color is announced and you have to go to the corresponding destination as precisely as possible (direction and distance) with your eyes closed.

“Note the color and position of the targets. Then close your eyes and, with your eyes closed, go exactly to the destination that is given to you.”


  1. Don't go to the target but roll another ball to the target.

  2. Don't go to the target but throw another ball to the target.

  3. Set up the targets at different distances.

  4. Turn around in a circle before you start running.

  5. Build 4 or 5 goals instead of 3 goals.

This exercise can be made even more difficult if more complicated things, such as solving an arithmetic problem, have to be done in between.

Background information for further reading

Cognition and consciousness

Processes of perception


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