Gross motor skills activities

Definition of gross motor skills: Using large groups of muscles to do different physical activities such as sitting, standing, walking, running, throwing, kicking, maintaining balance, and changing positions. These activities encourage kids to practice their gross motor skills.

57 Gross motor skills activities

I Can Out-Do Myself!

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child to compete with themselves in their favorite activities such as running, jumping or playing ball.

Balloon Keep It Up!

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Have fun with a balloon! Get started the easy way with versions of sports using a balloon.

Sack Race

Game by: arjun

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This fun game, played using sacks, can help children improve their physical strength and cardiovascular health.

Kick the Ball, Throw the Ball, Roll the Ball

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Teach your child the names of different gross motor skills.

Shoe Race

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Have a fun fashion show or race with mommy and daddy's shoes!

Body Action Counting

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 54 months

Time:

Practice motor skills and counting at the same time.

Let's Walk!

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 18 to 42 months

Time: 4 mins

Rhyme to get kids walking, jumping and hopping.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Poems & Rhymes by: sumana

Ages: 6 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Get your kids moving by singing this cute Teddy Bear rhyme!

Grocery Delivery

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Keep your child occupied while you put away the groceries. Teach your child to help bring in and put away the groceries. Help them feel happy...

Clean Up Our Park!

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your little one to help to keep your neighborhood and park clean in a fun way.

Grey Squirrel

Song by: MamaLicia

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Child can pretend to be a squirrel with a bushy tail while singing this song.

Tether Ball

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time:

An easy game to keep your child entertained with a beach ball.

Feely Feet

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Experience different textures with your feet.

Plastic Egg Spoon Race

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Recycle leftover Easter eggs with this fun game.

Ring Around The Rosey

Song by: MotherGoose

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Popular nursery rhyme and playground singing game.

Easter Egg Hunt

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Searching for eggs is a favorite Easter past-time.

Let's Run!

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Action rhyme to get kids running!

Les Petites Marionnettes ("The Small Puppets")

Song by: TontonJosh

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 3 mins

Classic French children's song about dancing puppets.

Target Practice

Game by: arjun

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time:

This hand eye coordination game teaches children to aim and find success through targeting an object.

Pease Porridge Hot

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Classic rhyme about a porridge made from peas with gestures for children to practice hand coordination.