Another week of great ideas and several posts by new friends! Thank you all for sharing on our Facebook page for Movement Monday. As a reminder, we pin all of these great ideas to our Movement Monday board on Pinterest. Please continue to share your favorite gross motor activities each week so that we can inspire kids of all ages to get up and get moving!! Here are our favorite activies from this week that do just that!
Shelah from Mosswood Connections shared this idea that she came up with by watching an Occupational Therapist working on hand over hand skills with a child. In this activity, she tells a story about animals that want to get up high but need a little help! She even made the reference that the animals were trying to climb up to their own “Inspired Treehouse” — BONUS POINTS!!! :)
Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks shared this activity that addresses fine and gross motor skills. Yes, they made those adorable fish! And, you won’t believe the “spin” on this activity that she adds at the bottom. SO FUN! Be sure to check it out.
And, finally, Emma from Adventures of Adam offers a post on how to make your own ribbon sticks! Ribbon sticks are a great way to get kids running, skipping and jumping. They love watching them float off behind them and spin in circles in front of them. Emma does a great job of capturing Adam’s joy with the ribbon sticks she created! And, we love her blog motto: Play activites that don’t cost the earth but that will mean the world to your little one”! PERFECT!!
Thank you again to all who shared this week! If you would like more inspiration to encourage gross motor movement with your child, check out the activities below from our archives. Be sure to head on over to our Facebook Page to post your latest and greatest gross motor posts!