Today, I have a fun therapy slide deck to share: Superhero Gross Motor Activities! These superhero exercises are movement activities that challenge motor planning, balance, core strength, and crossing midline. When kids move through the superhero movement activities, they can build and develop many areas. Grab this gross motor activity set and start building those motor skills!
Superhero Gross Motor Activities
I wanted to create a gross motor activity set to go along with our superhero writing activity deck, so be sure to grab that free resource as well. This is just one of the free teletherapy slides for OT and PT that are available on the site.
The gross motor activity set includes 24 different slides and superhero exercises that challenges users to complete different movement patterns. Users can go through the exercises in order and work on various gross motor skills that can be a challenge to incorporate into teletherapy sessions, sometimes.
By following along with the different superhero gross motor positions, kids can challenge and build:
- Core strength
- Balance and equilibrium skills
- Range of motion
- Bilateral coordination
- Motor planning
- Crossing midline
- Movement patterns
- Posture and postural control
- Muscle tone
- Proprioceptive input
- Vestibular input
These various gross motor skills can help children with self-regulation, attention, and other areas.
Add these other superhero activities for more skill-building:
- Superhero Clothes Pin Craft– builds hand strength and endurance!
- Superhero Heavy Work Cards– part of a set of 11 different themes.
- City Play Dough Mat (Free play mat)- perfect for saving by your favorite superhero!
Free Superhero Gross Motor Slide Deck
Want to add this slide deck to your therapy toolbox? 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.
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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.