WOWWWWWW! You guys rocked the gross motor activities this week! We had a record number of shares on our Facebook page and it was so difficult to choose our favorite 3 from all of the amazing ideas you shared. It is our goal on Movement Monday to show how important gross motor activities are and that they can be fun!
SUGAR AUNTS shared their small world animal play that was definitely full of whole body movement. Start with those fine motor skills and get your kiddos picking up these teeny tiny animals. Then, send them around the yard to find places for those animals to play. REACH up into the trees, SQUAT down into the dirt. And, as the girls from Sugar Aunts suggested, take these little animals on a scavenger hunt for more gross motor fun!
CRAFTULATE grabbed my attention immediately with this game! I use a big cube with gross motor skills written on it ALL THE TIME in my therapy sessions. Kids LOVE it! But, I never thought of putting animals on my cube! She provides the template for you to print out your own and put it together. It can be played inside or outside and the developmental benefits (not to mention the cuteness) that will result from mimicking the animal movements will be priceless!
PARENTSAVVY is a child health and parenting resource and they shared their blog’s new video series. Click on over to learn how to help your child be life long movers with physical educator Andrew Mantzaris. What a fabulous idea!!
Let’s see if we can get another record number of whole body movement shares today! Head on over to our FACEBOOK PAGE and add your activity to the list. Maybe you will see your name listed in our round-up next week. In the meantime…
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