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The summer is here and this is a great beach themed book gross motor activity to do. My girls love doing these book gross motor activities. It is a fun way to bring the book to life. We used the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell! for this activity. We really enjoy this book series. The words from the book give you lots of time to practice the gross...

Summer is here for a lot of us. It is one of my favorite times because you can get outside. There are so many different types of gross motor ideas for the outside. We have some favorite equipment that use use often. What I mean by often is at least once a day we use it outside. It is fun to get out an explore the world. Each summer there are 4 main pieces of equipment...

Spring is one of my girls favorite time of year because they get to head outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! One of their favorite things to do is butterfly watching! We have a large plant in our backyard that attracts lots of Monarch butterflies every year. That’s where I got the idea of creating a fun Butterfly Letter Matching Game for my youngest daughter! Materials...

Do you or a loved one like sharks, or at least want to learn about them? How about adding a fun hands-on lesson to your day that is full of fun facts too?  With sharks in mind, I set out to create a fun shark themed project for the Hands-On Activities for Kids Monthly Link-Up that would not only be fun to make, but also a blast to use over and over again. My...

One of my favorite activities to with my girls is gross motor and book activities. Today’s spring themed gross motor is that type of activity. It is fun and easy to do plus gets kids moving along with reading. We used the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog!. I love these series of books because them build on each other and are fun for kids to listen...

I have one little girl who just loves to wiggle and squirm. I’m always looking for new ways to get her wiggles out and challenge her at the same time. She needs a lot more movement than my other girls. If you have seen my post Balance Cushion Activities, then you know that we use them often. This post is for those that need a challenge with their movement. It...

We often work on different areas for gross motor. Each types of gross motor builds different levels of fitness. I love that you can change things up and work on different areas. One fun way is to change up what you do every time. It is fun to change things so that you always are working on something different. One fun way is to stay in one area but change up what...

Getting the wiggles out is a favorite activity at our house. I love using the what the girls call the “wiggle pads”. We use our balance cushion often. They are fun and easy to use. We use them often for on chairs to help them sit better when eating or doing school work. Today I thought I would show you a fun activities we do with your balance cushion....

Bear are a great theme for the winter. Learning about bears is a study that kids can have fun with. While you are doing your bear study add in some gross motor. Bear walking is fun and something kids and do almost anywhere. Bear walking is great for the deep impact that you get while walking plus gives you a different way to make the body that is different from other...

Gross motor skills are always more fun when they are varied and involve lots of fun elements. The more that I can make these activities fun for my children, the more educational value they have. This fun Best Gross Motor Skills from 2014 is a great place to start if you are looking for some new and fun motor skills activities.  The following list of Enchanted...

Gross motor is always something fun to explore with kids. There are a lot of terms that get used with gross motor. Plus kids like things that are always fun and don’t think of as work! Soon winter will be on us and it will be harder to get outside and play. I often work on things we can do inside to keep my girls moving. I was recently at the library looking...

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