gross motor skills
Magnetic Letters on the Garage Door
Movement and Learning in Letter Identification and Spelling
Cross Lateral Movement and Learning
3 Rainbow Sensory Bins
We’ve been playing with a rainbow theme alllll week around here. These are three rainbow sensory bins that we have been exploring.
Any time that I pull out the corn bin, everyone gets very excited. I added ribbons in different colors and some “gold coins” (aka yellow Connect Four game pieces!)
Christmas Ornament Memory and Sorting Game **25 Days of Christmas Play**
Ornament Sorting Basket for Toddlers
We also had fun playing a game of memory. I would put a few it the basket and my daughter would take a look, then turn her head and cover her eyes while I took one away. She had to try to remember which one is missing.
Find more Christmas play activities in our 25 Days of Christmas Play series
Christmas Cutouts **25 Days of Christmas Play**
Day 16 of 25 Days of Christmas Play
These Christmas Cardboard Cut-outs were perfect for Gross Motor skill play.
I put these together for a playgroup Christmas party/Little Guy’s preschool Christmas party and my kids had to make sure they worked and were fun, of course!
I am always making cardboard stuff for parties, games, play…it has gotten to the point where people just drop off cardboard at my house, knowing it will be used…so funny! 🙂
Ghost Catch Game
Ghost Catch Game
Learning Red, Apples
Gross Motor Apple Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers
This time of year, it is all about apples in preschool. My 3 year old is learning all about red, apples, and circles in his class. We pulled those concepts into our play with this fun apple tree activity. I placed this set up on our living room floor and had the kids pick ‘apples’. We counted them as we put them into baskets. My 5 year old loves writing when I spell out a word, and so we worked on writing the words “red”, “apple”, “circle”, and “tree”. She was “in charge” of simple math ideas (We have two apples in the basket. Adding one more apple makes 3 apples).
The babies loved putting the red balls into baskets, taking them back out and then putting them into a different basket. They are learning through exploring!
We did some Gross Motor balance beam play on the “trunk” of the tree. This was a hit for all of the kids. These babies WATCH the big kids and try their hardest to keep up!
Baby Apple Theme and Red Learning Activities
Our favorite ways to work on gross motor skills: