Learn more about core strengthening activities for kids and why core strength is so important!
It’s one of the most commonly searched phrases that brings readers to The Inspired Treehouse: Core Strengthening for Kids. WHY? Because there are a lot of parents, teachers, and therapists out there who know that developmental skills for kids build on each other. Core strengthening is essential for the progression of other developmental skills because the core is the center of control for everything else the body does.
In our pediatric therapy practice, we work on core strengthening a lot. We see kids who have difficulty maintaining posture in their chairs or kids who are W-Sitters and we know just what needs to be done! Playful, fun, and creative core strengthening activities for kids!
If you like what you see below, you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy of The Core Strengthening Handbook! It’s a downloadable pdf ebook full of fun and playful activities for kids that are designed to develop core strength. Click on the image below to learn more!
The Most Fun Core Strengthening Activities for Kids
Core Strengthening Exercises for Kids: One of our most popular posts at The Inspired Treehouse!
Flying Feet: A favorite in our preschool classrooms! Kids will love working together (and using those core muscles) to make a stuffed animal “fly” through the air!
Snake Charmer: Kiddos will love this take on core strengthening when you provide them with an imaginary scene. Today, they’ll get to be snakes!
Wheelbarrow Relay: If you’re looking for fun gross motor activities for kids that build strength and motor skills, you pretty much can’t beat wheelbarrow walking. Check out this fun farm-themed activity!
The Crab Crossover: Core Strengthening Quick Tip: This exercise is frequently used in therapy gyms. It’s AWESOME for core strengthening and fun too!
Core Strengthening Toys and Games for Kids: Some of our favorite therapist-approved toys and games that help kids work on core strength and stability.
Creative Core Exercises for Kids: Cheap, simple “do-it-yourself” ideas that don’t require a lot of planning or trips to the craft store.
Crab Walk Gross Motor Challenge: Looking for a quick, easy, do-it-anywhere, no set-up required way to work on core strength? Try this!
Core Strengthening Through Everyday Play: What if we told you that there are lots of easy ways to strengthen the core through simple play at home? Check out these ideas!
Body Bridges: Explore how to make your body into a “bridge” with this fun activity.
Inchworm: The Inchworm is an awesome core strength exercise for kids! Learn how to do it…and why you should definitely add this activity to your therapy bag of tricks!
Quadruped: We like to think of it as “the king of all body positions” in pediatric physical and occupational therapy. Learn more!
14 Fun Activities to Try in Prone: These prone position play activities are great for building core strength and endurance to support fine motor development.
Creative Core Exercises and DIY Materials: Cheap, simple “do-it-yourself” ideas that don’t require a lot of planning or trips to the craft store.
Winter Core Strengthening Cards: Check out these Wintery Core Strengthening Exercises and get everyone playing and moving together!