This fun movement game is a great way to keep kids active and engaged during waiting times or other down times throughout the day!
At The Treehouse, we’re always looking for fun ways to get kids moving and for ways to keep kids occupied and engaged during waiting times or down times. We don’t like to waste a single minute, so in addition to being fun, we like these games to address motor skills too! One day, during our pickup time, one of our little preschoolers and I invented this fun game called Crazy Legs!
This movement game is great for working on coordination, motor planning, midline crossing, and more! Use this as a waiting game while kids are lined up in the hallway at school or try it as a movement break if they have been sitting at their desks for a little too long during the day!
Download and print the cards and add this fun idea to your favorite tried and true movement activities!
What you’ll need:
-Free printable Crazy Legs cards (see form below)
Print the Crazy Legs cards and laminate them so they’re more durable. Have everyone stand up in an open space with enough room to spread out and explore different kinds of movement! Show kids the movement cards one by one and use the following prompts to show them how to move their legs in lots of silly ways!
1 || Big Legs
Have kids jump and land with their feet far apart.
2 || Little Legs
Have kids jump and land with their feet close together.
3 || Banana Split
Have kids jump and land with one foot in front of the other then jump and switch so the other foot is in front.
4 || Octopus
Have kids wiggle their arms and legs.
5 || Pretzel
Have kids cross one leg over the other, balancing on one foot.
6 || Flamingo
Have kids balance on one foot (tree pose).
7 || Jelly Legs
Have kids wiggle their legs back and forth.
8 || Scissors
Have kids jump one leg in front of the other, then jump their feet out wide, and then jump and switch so the other leg is in front.
9 || Bridge
An adult jumps their feet out wide to make a bridge for kids to go under.
10 || Wild Card!
Have kids make up their own fun way to move!
Check out some of our other favorite gross motor activities:
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-Kids Movement Activities Using Painter’s Tape
-10 Creative Obstacle Course Ideas
-Interactive Digital Games for Movement
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