I have something super cute to share with you today. This snowman theme bilateral coordination activity might be one of my favorites of recent resources. If working on bilateral coordination, crossing midline, and motor planning is something you’ve been working on with kids, then this free therapy slide deck is for you. It’s meant as a fun, play-based direction-following therapy slide deck. Use it as a warm-up to occupational therapy interventions, or a brain break, with a snowman theme!
You can use this snowman gross motor activity alongside this snowman deep breathing activity for winter therapy fun!
Snowman theme bilateral coordination activity
This therapy slide deck is designed so therapy practitioners need no other materials or items to run a virtual session. The free slide deck can be uploaded to Google slides and then used within a virtual session or distance learning classroom.
There are so many benefits to working on bilateral coordination skills, and motor planning with a fun theme like this snowman activity.
Read here about crossing midline activities and the benefits of this essential skill in handwriting, learning, and functional tasks. This skill integrates with bilateral coordination, or a coordinated use of both sides of the body so that functional use of both hemispheres in everyday tasks are possible.
Be sure to read more on this link about bilateral coordination, because you’ll see that there are three components of bilateral coordination:
Dominant hand/supporting hand movements
Each of these areas play a role in functional tasks like play, self-care, learning, school-day tasks, and things each of us do all day long.
Motor planning is another important motor skill that impacts everyday functional tasks. Here is more information about motor planning.
There is a connection between creating a plan for movement, following a visual representation of a body positioning, and then sequencing movements using both sides of the body.
This snowman gross motor activity does just that!
You can scroll back and forth between the slides to really challenge kids with these motor plans. It’s like a “Simon Says” game with snowmen.
Work on all of these areas:
- Bilateral coordination
- Motor planning
- Crossing midline
- Core strength
- Balance and equilibrium skills
- Range of motion
- Movement patterns
- Posture and postural control
- Muscle tone
Free Snowman Gross Motor Therapy Slide Deck
To get your hands on this free snowman slide deck, you’ll need to enter your email address into the form below.
Use this polar bear theme therapy slide deck in virtual therapy sessions or as a brain break.
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.
You 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.