Gross Motor Activities
Lots of gross motor activities that are fun, motivating and work on important developmental skills!
Does your child love to wiggle? Work out the toddler, preschooler, or kindergartener wiggles with this free printable fall theme gross motor game! These gross motor dice are great as a brain break or indoor gross motor activity. Click through to get your gross motor cube inserts and printable dice today!
10 Fall Themed Gross Motor Games. These fall themed games are great for any classroom or any preschool gross motor play. Use these games in physical thearpy, occupational therapy, or speech. These are great for physical education as well! #brainbreaks
Peanut Balls!!! I must say, these are quite intriguing to kids the first time they see them but oh so much fun! Sit and straddle the ball, the reach on either side. This works on core strength! Lay on your tummy (prone) while weight-bearing on the hands to complete a puzzle. This works on back, neck, shoulder and wrist strength! And my all time favorite....Roll the ball over a child's body with enough even pressure. This provides a calming, grounding sensation! HAVE FUN WITH THE PEANUT!
When children are able to maintain an upright posture, participate in physical activities and demonstrate eye-hand coordination skills, it is beneficial for functional learning in school. Sometimes teachers can find it difficult to make time for gross motor skills throughout the day. Here are 5 strategies to support gross motor skills in the classroom.
Here are a few freebies that work great for indoor recess when you need something in a hurry. They would make a fun back to school gift for teachers – print them off, toss them in a file folder and teachers have some “go to” activities for when the weather takes a turn for the […]