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

Indoor Rain Shower

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Develop gross motor skills playing the perfect game for a rainy day,

Hygiene Race

Game by: sumana

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Your child will learn to associate pairs of items used to stay clean and healthy.

What Color Car?

Game by: tinymont

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This game can be played by children familiar with vehicles, such as construction, civil service and public transportation.

Basketball

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Learn colors and gross motor skills with this simple game.

TP Roll Bowl

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time:

Play a simple and fun bowling game with easy to find materials.

I Shake My Thumb Jing-A-Jing

Song by: MamaLicia

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time:

An action song that helps motor skill differentiation. It is a short jingle that can be done anywhere to help focus the kids' attention.

Texture Walk

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Let your child explore different textures around your neighborhood and learn the words to describe them.

Clap Your Hands As Slowly As You Can

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Have fun doing actions slowly and quickly with your little tot. A great game for road trips when you're trapped in a car!

Little Plant

Song by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

A song with actions to teach your child about how a plant grows.

Marshmallow Snowball Toss

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Practice throwing skills with this silly indoor snowball toss.

Fall Leaves Placemat

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 1 hour 50 mins

A nature walk to observe and collect colorful fall leaves provides material for a craft that utilizes fine motor skills, math and principals...

Ice Ornaments

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 5 hours

Have fun collecting, creating and hanging these Eco-friendly ice ornaments that later serve as animal feeders. Great for practicing observation...

Alouette (Lark)

Song by: TontonJosh

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 4 mins

Classic French song about a lark that has been modified to be more animal-friendly. The original phase ""je te plumerai" (I want...

Savez-vous planter les choux ("Do you know how to plant cabbage")

Song by: TontonJosh

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 4 mins

French song about planting cabbage using different parts of the body.

What's In Your Bucket?

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Fun activities for little ones to do outside of the water at the beach.

Indoor Snow Storm

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Have fun making a mess and cleaning up with your toddler. Teach and reinforce gross and fine motor skills.

Experimenting With Sounds

Experiments by: arjun

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity helps children identify the volume, quality of differing sounds and teaches listening skills.