Gross Motor Activities

  • Crayon Rubbings: Explore with different textures by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing the crayon on the paper.
  • Sand Painting: Spread glue on a piece of paper.  Drop the sand onto the glue, shake off extra sand.
  • Large Block building:  See how tall your child can get the blocks to go before they tip over.
  • Bean bag toss:  Throw the bean bags in a hula hoop.  As your child gets older making the hoop smaller.
  • Parachute Play: Your child can walk on, around, under.  Bounce balls on the parachute.  Sing songs while doing it too.
  • Paper-bag Blocks: Wrap gift boxes and have your child stack them.
  • Cardboard Cottage: With a large box, make a little house for your child to play in.
  • Toddler Parade: Collect wheeled toys or a wagon and have your child pull the toys around.
  • Playing Catch: Help your child catch the ball, make sure the ball size is right for the age.
  • Sing Head, Shoulder, Knees, and Toes:  We all love this song and it is great for teaching them their body parts.

What activities do you do to help promote Gross Motor Skills?

Ashley

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