Gross Motor Activities


 Gross Motor skills games help develop muscle strength and motor planning.


Grass Footprints Motor activityFootprints Gross Motor Activity

An activity to help develop motor planning and organizational skills.

Objectives: Motor Planning, Gross Motor Development, Directionality, Sensory Integration.




Large Action Board GameLarge Action Board Game

  • This is a great game for teaching a variety of skills.
  • Objectives: Turn Taking, Reading, Motor skills, Math skills and Color Recognition.





Brilliant Bubble Wrap GamesBubble Wrap Games

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



Animal ElevatorAnimal Elevator Gross Motor Game

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



Make Your Own MazeMaze Game

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



A Better Hike With ButterBetter Hike With Butter

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 Midlinecrossing midline

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.




Plunger Games Plunger Games for Kids

Combine bathroom humor and gross motor games. What could be better?

Objectives: Hand-eye coordination, Bi-lateral movement, Upper Body Strength


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