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We are always looking for fun ways to have slow days go by faster. I thought it was time to show the pom pom throwing. This is an easy activity and pompoms are easy to find just about anywhere. I love to keep them around just for activities just like this! We had fun doing these and we will doing them many times again. One reason I like doing these is your get the...

Today, I thought I would highlight one of my favorite pieces of gross motor equipment: the parachute. You never know what fun you can create with it. We use a small 6 foot parachute and like it. I hope that you can find something fun to do in these activities. What you need for these activities: Parachute 6 Ft 8 with Handles One of the first activities we do is...

With winter upon us here we are working hard to do gross motor. I thought it would be fun to show you a letter activity for gross motor. We picked “S” for snowflakes! We have seen lots of snow. What you need for these activities: scotch tape, snowflake cut outs, hula hoop, and scooter board with handles. First we did some S gross motor activities. These...

This month I wanted to show you a fun gross motor activity you could do indoors during the winter or just indoors when you want it. You never know when your kids might need to burn off a little energy. I’m going to show you some great 2 foot and 1 foot jump courses that kids can do. What you need: 2 sets of spot markers and cones. I love setting up little obstacle...

My girls love gross motor. It burns off so much energy! Often the girls get bored with what we are doing if they did it recently. We took a few of the Animal Movements from my Gross Motor Printable Lists and changed them up slightly. If you have been doing the same animal walks over and over. Change up what they are doing! This week we did out animal walks different....

Gross motor is a fun way to get kids moving. A lot of times equipment is very expensive. Today I’m going to show you how to use paper rolls to do gross motor. Paper rolls are something most of us will have around the house. I collect them so I can do activities with them. What you need: paper roll 2 sizes. When we start out this activity I always do the big...

We have been doing lots of hands on math activities. At times the plan old paper and pencil don’t always go over so well. Here is a fun simple activity to bring back some math basic and have some hands on as well. It is amazing how fast a hands on activity can go when it is not the same repeated activity. What you need: sheet protector, dry erase marker, links,...

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...

There are so many things you can do during the summer! It is a good time for getting out of the house! I encourage you to do gross motor activities outside with your kids! With that in mind, fine motor skills are often neglected during the summer. So this post contains some ways to keep fine motor going. A great time to do fine motor is during the hottest part of...

The hula hoop is a classic toy. It has so many different uses. My hope is that you will learn a few new ways to use the hula hoop today. We have several of them: traditional, hopping & walking, rolling, and stepping. What you need: several hula hoops. Traditional There is always the traditional way to use the hoop. You can see the girls spinning it around their...

One of the fundamentals of gross motor is balance. I often hear, “We can’t practice walking on a balance beam because we don’t have one.” Well, guess what? I don’t have one either, but I make do with what I have. It is very easy to make chalk lines outside or use a curb. Most often we are inside and don’t get the chance to go out...

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