We love coming up with new and creative Christmas activities for kids! And we thought we could all use a little more movement during a long holiday break! Our Gross Motor Bingo for roadtrips was so popular that I decided it would be fun to come up with a version for Christmas that would keep kids occupied, give them an opportunity to move their bodies and introduce the idea of a little friendly competition!
This gross motor activity can be done inside or outside as part of a team or individually. Encourage your kiddos to be creative as they come up with ways to complete each of the movements and, most importantly, have fun!!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Printable BINGO board and call cards
WHAT TO DO: Print the BINGO boards and call cards. Provide each child with a BINGO board. Cut apart the card sheet, fold each card and place them in a bowl. Pull out a card and give your kids a movement to complete.
Once they do, they can mark it off of their BINGO card. Place the movement card back into the bowl if you are playing with multiple players so that they have an opportunity to complete that movement. The first child to get BINGO wins a prize!!!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Some of these movements might be a little difficult for a younger child or a child with gross motor challenges. Feel free to change it up by creating your own BINGO boards.
-Take pictures and collect memories of this BINGO game! This would be so much fun to look back on someday!! Make it a family tradition for the holidays!
-This would also make a great “countdown” to Christmas. Do a movement each day to count down the days until Santa comes! You may have to play a little catch-up!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Gross motor skills, cognitive skills, motor control, balance, coordination, sensory integration, proprioception, social skills