Gross Motor skills games help develop muscle strength and motor planning.
An activity to help develop motor planning and organizational skills.
Objectives: Motor Planning, Gross Motor Development, Directionality, Sensory Integration.
- This is a great game for teaching a variety of skills.
- Objectives: Turn Taking, Reading, Motor skills, Math skills and Color Recognition.
Bubble wrap is one of the best inventions (behind balloons); there are so many fun ways to use it! Put bubble wrap in front of children and watch them rush to play and explore those awesome little pockets of air.
Objectives: Gross motor Skills
The idea for this game came while I was watching an occupational therapist working on hand over hand skills by having the child open and close the window blinds. In order to make learning that skill more fun this game was created.
Objectives: Hand over Hand, Pretend, Self-help Skills
Here is a fun and simple way to work on visual tracking, ball skills and proprioception skills.
The term proprioception is used to describe the sensory information that contributes to the sense of position of self and movement.
Objectives: Visual Tracking, Upper Body Strength, Proprioceptive Development, Ball Skills
Mazes are a fun way to work on vision skills, directionality and critical thinking skills. You can make them as elaborate or as simple as you like.
Objectives: Visual tracking, Visual scanning, Motor Planning, Directionality
This is a fun activity that gets kids out in nature and thinking about how we can interact with nature to make something new.
Objectives: Exercise/Gross Motor, Observational and Critical Thinking Skills
Crossing the midline is an indicator of bilateral coordination, meaning the “ability to use both sides of the body at the same time.” This is an important skill for many of our daily tasks: climbing stairs, walking, dressing, typing on a computer, riding a bicycle, catching a ball, climbing ladders, etc.
Combine bathroom humor and gross motor games. What could be better?
Objectives: Hand-eye coordination, Bi-lateral movement, Upper Body Strength