I am so excited to share this gross motor slide deck for teletherapy. It’s a reindeer games theme that allows kids to support gross motor skills in teletherapy, which is sometimes difficult to facilitate via a virtual therapy setting. These reindeer games activities are FUN for kids and they will be excited to see and do the gross motor activity on each slide of the therapy slide deck. Let’s explore reindeer games!
Pair these with our reindeer activities to address other goal areas, and these free fine motor reindeer printables.
Reindeer Games Activities
These reindeer games are fun for kids, and I am excited to use the therapy slide deck with my own kids at home. With colder temperatures and less kids’ sports activities this year, getting the kids active and moving can be tricky.
So, that’s where these reindeer games for kids come in…we’ll use the reindeer games for a Christmas party at home as a way to get the whole family moving with a reindeer theme.
Christmas Gross Motor Activities
I wanted to use reindeer in the gross motor activities and challenge kids to move in different positioning, much like yoga positions. The gross motor challenges require kids to copy an image and hold that image.
The slides can be graded to each child’s needs. Can they hold the position while reading the reindeer joke on the slide? Can they read just the response to the reindeer joke? Adjust the slide in a way that meets the needs of each child.
The Christmas jokes are a fun way to encourage various positions and movement with themed Christmas gross motor activities.
This Christmas slide deck goes great with our Gingerbread Man Teletherapy Slide Deck, our Decorate a Gingerbread House Teletherapy Slide Deck, and our Holiday Cookies Slide Deck.
Gross Motor Slide Deck for Teletherapy
Because incorporating gross motor skills in teletherapy is sometimes a challenge (especially to find interesting and new ideas!) this gross motor slide deck was desined for teletherapy in a way that instructs kids to copy various postions as they balance and strengthen their core.
Included are some slides to incorporate propriocepetion and vestibular input as well.
All of these skills can be addressed with this gross motor slide deck in teletherapy sessions:
- Core strength
- Balance and equilibrium skills
- Range of motion
- Motor planning
- Crossing midline
- Movement patterns
- Posture and postural control
- Muscle tone
- Proprioceptive input
- Vestibular input
Want this Free Gross Motor Slide Deck?
This slide deck is not interactive. It has no movable parts on the slide deck. Because it is static slides in the activity, you can use the slide deck on any devices, including tablets and phones.
Be sure to make a copy of this slide deck and not change the url to indicate “edit” at the end. When you make a copy of the slide deck onto your Google drive, you will end up with your own version that you are free to adjust in order to meet your student’s needs. By changing the url to “edit”, you can potentially mess up the original version that many other therapists and The OT Toolbox users are given.
ou can grab a copy of this Google slide deck and use it to work on specific skills.
Enter your email address below and you will receive a PDF containing a link to copy the slide deck onto your Google drive. Save that PDF file, because you can come back to it again and again and send it to the kids on your caseload (or classroom) so they can make their own copy on their Google drive.
Please use the copy of the slide deck and do not change the url.
MORE VIRTUAL LEARNING SLIDE DECKS?
Would you like more therapy slide decks? Grab the others to add to your therapy toolbox!
Kids are loving this Decorate a Gingerbread House slide deck.
Try this Gingerbread Man Slide Deck.
Use this Holiday Cookies Activities to address working memory, visual perception, and direction following.
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Here is a Football Theme Slide Deck.
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Here is a Space Theme Therapy Slide Deck.
Here is a Therapy Planning Interactive Slide Deck.
Here is a Back to School Writing Activity Slide Deck.
Here is an Alphabet Exercises Slide Deck.
Here is a Self-Awareness Activities Slide Deck.
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.