The possibilities for gross motor activities for preschoolers are endless – but we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites here. Try one (or more) of these fun ways to get moving with your 3 to 5-year-old!
A great deal of our school-based therapy practice focuses on preschoolers. And we love this age group! Why? Because by 3 years old, kids are little bigger, a little sturdier, and ready for all kinds of gross motor action! They love to climb, jump, explore and play rough – all great for building those gross motor skills!
Gross Motor Activities for Preschoolers
1 || Make a bean bag stomp and catch game (I Can Teach My Child) for some great practice with eye hand coordination.
3 || Walking like different animals (Pediatric Therapy Center) can be a great way to work on motor planning and coordination – and it’s just plain fun!
4 || Like we said, preschoolers love rough house play! Tackling, crashing, and rolling around on the floor are some of our kids’ favorite activities! Try some of these fun rough house play activities for kids!
5 || Jumping is awesome for providing proprioceptive input – hopscotch and other jumping games are perfect for this! Check out Show Me Some Love Hopscotch or Acorn Hopscotch for some fun new ways to play!
6 || We’re big believers that kids learn best when they’re moving! How about a movement game that teaches the letters of the alphabet (No Time for Flashcards)?
7 || This is the perfect age to introduce teamwork and cooperation – this Wacky Relay activity is hilarious and has become a tried and true favorite in our preschool classrooms!
What are your favorite gross motor activities for preschoolers? Share them with us in the comments below!
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