July Heavy Work Exercises


Summer regulation activities are fun with this set of 24 Heavy Work Exercise Cards new for July!  With this deck of cute cards, students will be able to maximize their learning potential, while caregivers provide easy and fun activities. 

Use the Summer activities and exercises to challenge the Proprioceptive and Vestibular sensory systems, with visual and motor planning activities. Pretend to be a flamingo and stand on one foot to challenge balance and coordination. Act out movement activities and build bilateral coordination and motor planning skills. Each summer brain break activity card can be used in therapy, home programming, school, or anywhere!

Print and play with the printable Summer movement activities!

This is a digital file, delivered to your email address, immediately following purchase.


Support sensory motor needs this summer with July-themed therapy resources! These Summer (July) heavy work activities are great for brain breaks, summer workouts, and play.

Sometimes the most difficult part of providing brain breaks or heavy work is thinking of new ideas!  That’s where these July themed heavy work cards come in. Provide a wide variety of proprioceptive input in many different ways using summer fun: warm weather activities, Summer themed pretend ideas, and themed yoga movements.  Easy print and go activities will be a great addition to your Toolbox.

July Brain Breaks for Summer

This deck of 24 cards includes:

  • Brain Breaks – pretending to surf, making a fort, pretending to climb a tree, pretending to swim
  • Exercise -yoga movements, jumping on a trampoline, going for a walk, climbing a tree, etc.
  • Games – acting out summer games and activities such as swimming, tennis, kayaking, etc.
  • Activities – participating in summer themed activities like hiking, watering plants, playing in a sandbox, etc.

Each card shows heavy work ideas to add proprioceptive and vestibular input as a calming strategy.

Ways to use these cards:

  • Laminate the cards to make them more durable
  • Punch a hole in the cards and add to a keyring
  • Try and pick at least one activity per day during the month as a challenge
  • Use the cards as an idea base to do more activities
  • Let learners pick the activity of the day
  • Have one student teach another how to do the activity
  • Play a game to pick a random card, and everyone has to try that card
  • Involve siblings, other family members, and friends

In addition to heavy work and proprioceptive input, these activity cards provide:

  • Social function – taking turns, working together, task completion, compliance, frustration tolerance, following directions
  • Executive function – organization, focus, attention to detail
  • Fine motor skills – grip strength, motor coordination, precision
  • Coordination – gross motor skills, bilateral coordination, balance, body awareness, strength
  • Sensory input – tactile, visual, auditory, vestibular, olfactory (smell)

This item is also found inside our Level 2 Member’s Club.

You may also like…