This picture represents a modification to the traditional goal of simply placing/removing pegs into/from a peg board. A simple modification adds a layer of cognitive complexity onto whatever physical impairment is being addressed by engaging in doing a peg board activity. The board has been modified with blue painters tape to create a cross shaped pattern three rows wide and three rows tall (30 pegs total). Pegs are then placed in all of the holes within the blue taped area except the center hole which is left vacant. The holes outside of the blue taped area are not used.
The object is to have a person jump over one peg with the “jumped” peg being removed and to eliminate as many pegs as possible, ultimately only ending up with one peg left in the board. The jumping can occur either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. It is totally optional as to which peg is jumped first. For a person with greater cognitive impairment, the size of the playing field can be decreased by eliminating the last row of pegs at each end of the cross which will leave 18 pegs in play.
Obviously each time the game is played, a new strategy can be utilized as to the jumping pattern so it is never repetitive.