These are our most fun and creative balance and coordination activities for kids – great for parents and professionals to try at home or at work!
Balance and Coordination Activities
Balance and coordination are as important in adulthood as they are in childhood! But sometimes kids need an extra push to practice these skills in fun ways in order to strengthen their abilities and pave the way for healthy motor development.
We’ve got tons of creative and playful balance and coordination activities for the classroom, therapy room, and beyond!
Balance Activities & Resources
Learn more about how balance develops and how to support this skill in kids!
The Best Balance Activities for Kids
These awesome balance activities for kids are so important for supporting healthy child development.
How the Visual System Affects Balance
Learn more about the link between vision and balance from a pediatric physical therapist’s point of view.
Fun Balance Activities for Kids: Foam Balance Pad
Kids (and therapists) will love these fun balance exercises! All you need is a foam balance pad!
Balance Practice for Kids
Learn more about balance and get some great ideas for balance practice for kids!
The Best Balance Bike is One You Already Own
What if we told you that the best balance bike is one you already have in your garage? Learn more!
How to Use a Balance Board
Looking for an awesome balance board for kids? We’ve got you covered with some of our favorites, along with some great ideas for how to use one!
Balance, the ability to hold your body upright and steady without falling down, is as important in adulthood as it is in childhood. Learn more about this skill and find out how it plays a significant role when it comes to developmental milestones for kids.
The Best Toys for Balance
Here, you’ll find some of the best toys for balance! Improving balance can be tons of fun with these awesome products!
Coordination Activities & Resources
Find all of our best information and activities about coordination and how in influences kids’ performance of everyday tasks.
Body coordination or motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with direction and force that results in intended actions. Find out more about how coordination works!
Teaching Kids How to Catch & Throw
Try these fun tips for teaching kids how to catch a ball and how to throw!
Teaching Kids How to Jump
Jumping usually happens right around the age of 3 (sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a little later). Learn more about teaching kids how to jump!
Teaching Kids How to Kick
These tips are a great start for kids who are just learning how to kick a ball!
Quick Tip for Teaching Kids How to Do Jumping Jacks
Did you know that right around the age of 5, kids should be able to get the hang of using both sides of her body together to coordinate a jumping jack? Find out how to support this skill!
Using Visual Cues to Promote Gross Motor Skills
Using visual cues is a great way to support the development of gross motor skills in kids. Find out more about how to use visual cues in gross motor games and activities!
Learning to Ride a Bike
Here are some of our best suggestions for teaching a child to learn to ride a bike.
Body awareness, or kinesthetic sense, is having a sense of where all of your body’s parts are in space, how each of those parts work together or separately and even how they feel.
Hand Clapping Games (Free Printable)
If you’re looking for fun games for groups of kids, nothing beats good old-fashioned hand clapping games! Who would have thought that hand clapping games could address so many different developmental skills at once?
Streamer Activities for Kids
These creative movement activities using streamers are the perfect way to get kids up and moving, while targeting all kinds of gross motor skills!
Cooperative Movement & Coordination Games
With an emphasis on teamwork and cooperation, these group activities for kids will have kids working and playing together for hours! Try a few at your next play group or birthday party, choose one to add in to circle time in your classroom, or use them as ice breaker activities for camps and other kids’ groups.
Learning to Climb Stairs
When a child goes to school, he is expected to walk through his environment with his class without holding up the process — that means moving quickly on the stairs too! Find out how to support kids who are learning to climb stairs.
Jump Rope Games for Kids
Some of our favorite jump rope challenges and games for kids – along with a free printable!
Dexterity is the ability to use your hands skillfully, fluently, quickly, and easily. Why does your child need to master a skill that seems so complicated? Find out more!
Rabbit Hole Game for Kids
Check out Rabbit Hole – one of our most popular group games for kids here at The Inspired Treehouse!
In-Hand Manipulation Skills
In-Hand Manipulation skills allow kids to explore and use small objects by moving them around within their hands. There are three primary in-hand manipulation skills: rotation, shift, and translation.
When Do Babies Crawl and Why is Crawling So Important?
Find out all about one of the most important skills babies will master during the first year of life.
Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable)
This sensory motor outdoor scavenger hunt for kids is the perfect way to explore the senses and the outdoors!
How to Use Card Games to Promote Movement
These creative ways to use card games for kids are perfect for targeting movement and gross motor development.
Interactive Digital Movement Games
These digital interactive games for kids are the perfect way to get kids engaged with gross motor skills like core strength, balance, coordination and more!