10 Fun Gross Motor Ideas For Kids

Gross motor is loads of fun for kids to do! It gets them moving and grooving. It does not have to be something hard but something fun we can do.

There are all great ideas to get kids moving around! You can read books, use gross motor dice, printable lists and more!

10 Fun Gross Motor Ideas For Kids - Fun ways to get kids moving and doing - 3Dinosaurs.com

All of these posts are sure to get your kids up and moving! These are some of my favorite gross motor posts!

I love mixing up gross motor activities. There are so many ways you can do them!

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Gross Motor: Get kids moving with a Book by reading Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs and then do some fun gross motor movements while you read the book!

Cow Who Clucked Gross Motor is a fun farm themed gross for book. You can have fun reading and moving at the same time!

Beach Themed Gross Motor Dice For Summer Fun is a fun gross motor dice that kids can have fun with.

Gross Motor Printable List At a loss of what gross motor to do! These lists help kids find fun ways to do activity in several different movement types. It is easy to reuse and check off after they can do it.

30 Days of Moving with Kids has some fun gross motor ideas that you can do with kids! It is fun and easy to do! Plus you can do some of them all year long!

Gross Motor Fun: Jumping Jacks Dice is a great way to change up a classic gross motor movement! You can work it in parts and together.

Paper Roll Gross Motor Dice is a fun movement activit you can do with kids and reuse your paper rolls!

Animal Walking Themed Gross Motor Dice is loads of fun for a zoo theme for just animal lovers. Loads of animal activities to do!

Hopping Fun Gross Motor Dice is a fun way to burn off some energy. We love using these dice after school to get extra wiggles out! Plus they make great brain breaks.

Bear Walk Gross Motor Dice gives you fun gross motor directions for your bear walking!

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Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting

Back to school times means loads of review of math skills. I know that they can always be rushy when you get back into it.

Today has a little different multiplication and division review. I wanted something different than just flashcards or a worksheet.

So I made these cute multiplication and division sorting pencils as a way to do just that. Review and have a little fun.

Free Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting - work on multiplication 1 to 12 with one multiplication and one division for each number with sorting mat and recording sheets for the 2 sets of pencils - 3Dinosaurs.com

This is a great addition to the school themed printables on the site.

The set is simple you work on is this multiplication or division. There are one multiplication and one division for each number 1 to 12. There are 24 cards it all.

Here you can see an example of the pencil cards. Each pencil has a set of numbers that is missed the operation. I laminated the cards to help them last longer.

Free Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting - work on multiplication 1 to 12 with one multiplication and one division for each number with sorting mat and recording sheets for the 2 sets of pencils - 3Dinosaurs.com

There is also a recording sheet and a sorting mat. The recording sheet has space for 12 pencil cards. This allows you to use two sets of cards to make two math centers. The sorting mat has space for kids to sort the pencils.

Free Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting - work on multiplication 1 to 12 with one multiplication and one division for each number with sorting mat and recording sheets for the 2 sets of pencils - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we used the Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting

I laminated the pencil cards and that makes it fun because you can write on them with a dry erase marker. That means you can just do these cards for review and nothing else!

Free Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting - work on multiplication 1 to 12 with one multiplication and one division for each number with sorting mat and recording sheets for the 2 sets of pencils - 3Dinosaurs.com

Another way to use these is to sort the pencils to the mat. The mat has a multiplication and division pencil cups. So you have sorted by what operation you would do. I laminated both the cards and the mat to help them last longer.

Free Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting - work on multiplication 1 to 12 with one multiplication and one division for each number with sorting mat and recording sheets for the 2 sets of pencils - 3Dinosaurs.com

Another way to do this is to give them 12 of the pencils and use the recording worksheet. They write in the numbers and dot or color the operation they do to make the equation work. We used dot marker for the dotting. They always love when they have something with dot markers.

Free Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting - work on multiplication 1 to 12 with one multiplication and one division for each number with sorting mat and recording sheets for the 2 sets of pencils - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you want more options for multiplication and division, be sure to check out the full set!

What you will find the Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting Selling Set

This has numbers 1 to 15. It has full set multiplication and division for each number. Plus cards can be used in any order or way.

Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting Selling Set - It has a full set of numbers from 1 to 15 with multiplication and division for each set.  - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • Multiplication & Division for numbers 1 to 15
  • Sorting mat for multiplication and division
  • Recording sheet with space to use for 12 cards
  • 450 pencil cards to use with the set
  • 63 pages of printables
  • Price: $4

What you will find the free Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting

  • Multiplication and division sorting mats
  • 24 pencil cards for sorting
  • Recording sheet with 12 spots for answers
Free Pencil Themed Multiplication & Division Sorting - sorting mat with 24 pencils for sorting and recording sheet for the pencils. There are enough pencils to do two worksheets  - 3Dinosaurs.com


Check out all the school themed printables and activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

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Crayon Themed Subtraction Sorting

There are loads of match themes for kids to work on during back to school. I know that we review loads of math once school is back and I wanted to add something fun for that.

Today I have a fun and simple subtraction sorting activity to help with that! It provides a fun and simple review for kids to do

Free Crayon Themed Subtraction Sorting - working on 3 equations for each number on the crayon box with a recording worksheet - 3Dinosaurs.com

I know that when we do review I love to have hands-on with an option to record the results. And this set has both.

There are three crayons that are sorted to the crayon boxes. The subtraction works on numbers from 20 to 1. You will have answers from 1 to 10. I recommend laminating the crayons and boxes to help them last longer.

Y0u can see an the crayon boxes below.

Free Crayon Themed Subtraction Sorting - working on 3 equations for each number on the crayon box with a recording worksheet - 3Dinosaurs.com

There are three crayons for each crayon box. You can see an example of the crayons below.

Free Crayon Themed Subtraction Sorting - working on 3 equations for each number on the crayon box with a recording worksheet - 3Dinosaurs.com

The set also has a recording sheet for them to record their finds. I like having both options for kids that work on math that might need to do some writing at the same time.

How we used these printables

The most basic way to use this is just the sorting activity. You will find the three crayons that match the number. I tried to mix up the equations a little bit.

Free Crayon Themed Subtraction Sorting - working on 3 equations for each number on the crayon box with a recording worksheet - 3Dinosaurs.com

The second way is to just use the crayons with the recording sheet. You can give them the crayons and then have them fill in the equations that match the correct line.

Free Crayon Themed Subtraction Sorting - working on 3 equations for each number on the crayon box with a recording worksheet - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you are looking for more subtraction with a school theme you can check out the School No-Prep for Adition and Subtraction.

No Prep School Themed Addition & Subtraction and Multiplication & Division - 30 pages no-prep printables with a mix of addition and subtraction or multiplication and division activities plus a math center activities - 3Dinosaurs.com #noprepmath #tpt #addition #subtraction #multiplication #division #backtoschool


What in the No-Prep School Themed Math Printables Addition & Subtraction

It is a collection of 30 pages on no-prep activities for addition and subtraction. It also includes great math center activities of roll and graph and a math fact sheet.

No Prep School Themed Addition & Subtraction - 30 pages no-prep printables with a mix of addition and subtraction activities plus a math center activity - 3Dinosaurs.com #noprepmath #tpt #addition #subtraction

What you will find in these printables:

  • 30 pages of no-prep printables for addition and subtraction
  • School Themed Math Fact Review Page
  • Roll & Graph Addition for 1 to 6 and 1 to 10
  • Spinner to use with Roll & Graph and math fact page
  • Price: $4

You can check out a sample of the pages here.

What you will find the Crayon Subtraction Sorting

  • 1 Recording Sheet
  • Subtraction sorting numbers 1 to 10
  • Crayon boxes 1 to 10
  • 3 crayons for each crayon box
Free Crayon Subtraction Sorting - with crayon boxes and crayons to sort with subtraction problems. It also includes a recording sheet  - 3Dinosaurs.com


Check out all the school themed printables and activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

School Themed Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs

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