Red light and Green light is a very classic gross motor game to play. We love playing the game. We have a small limited space in the house to do it but we do play.
A fun twist on this classic is to change how you do the movements. Then you make a game they know different and very fun! We do lots of animals movements at our house. So this game is always fun for them to do. I’m going to show you a few of them options we have but you can use any animal movements you want.
First step is to review the animals movements on the dice. We switch them out often by using the animal cards from the zoo pack and the phto dice. After review have them start by rolling the die to see what animal they will start with. My girls takes turns rolling the die.
Then I hold up red or green and we get started!
Doing all the animal movements is fun. Changing it up so you having to watch for lights is fun. I love the variety that it gives me for the girls.
In the middle of activity, switch it up and let the kids do the red and green light and you can take part with them! It is fun to get involved with the play.
This game is not limited to just the animals that you have cards for think of other animals the kids can create and do those as well.
Another fun way to keep track of this is to keep track of how many times they do a certain animal! When you are done you can ask how many times they did snake or frog. Make up math questions for what you did. How many more snakes than lions? How many lions and elephants? Let them think of questions as well about the numbers you get. This will put math in with your gross motor activity.