Fun To Use Bear Walk Gross Motor Dice

I have always been a fan of gross motor activities. It was my favorite as a kid and a favorite even now! The Gross motor dice have been a great addition to our house.

It makes it easy to do a quick gross motor activity to get the wiggles out. We have also used these as a way to get movement in on really hot or cold days. Where going outside might not always be a great idea.

A few years ago I wrote a post on another blog about doing bear walking in different directions. It was a favorite activity for my girls.

Today I’m taking three of those movements and put them on a dice for my girls to use.

Free Bear Walk Gross Motor Dice -  3 movements with speed dice included with dice and dice incerts - 3Dinosaurs.com

I like that you can take a simple movement and change it up. By changing directions you work different muscles and make it loads of fun to do!

Bear walking has always been a favorite activity at our house. I’m always using it as a good way to calm down. Now I have a fun dice activity to do with it.

Each dice set has their own fun gross motor activities, but with the cube dice you can mix them up! The cube dice have the movement on them and the folding dice just have the name.

I have found that the cube dice tend to last longer and my girls just love throwing the dice around. All to often my girls like to throw the dice at the ceiling.

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The Bear Walk Movements

Bear walks are great for kids that love deep impact movements. They are fun and easy to do in even small areas. A lot of kids know how to bear walk but if they don’t review bear walking before changing it up with the dice.

I always review the movements first before we do anything. I’ll make sure they are walking correctly and then change to the next movement.

Bear Walk Forward is just doing the movement forward.

Bear Walk Backward is going backward with the bear movement.

Bear Walk Sideways is getting in the bear walking post and moving sideways.

Free Bear Walk Gross Motor Dice -  3 movements with speed dice included with dice and dice incerts - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you are sure of the movements you can change up the dice a bit. You can add speed and how many times they do the movement. You can get the number dice here.

Free Bear Walk Gross Motor Dice -  3 movements with speed dice included with dice and dice incerts - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you don’t want to mess with the dice, you can always just print them and use them as a set of cards. Mix them up and have them turn over the gross motor they will do. You can also mix in other of the gross motor dice as well! My girls loving using the cube dice because they can throw them in the air!

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If you are looking for other ways kids to get their wiggles out or looking for ways to calm down kids check out The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day: Awesome Games and Crafts to Master Your Moods, Boost Focus, Hack Mealtimes and Help Grownups Understand Why You Do the Things You Do

What you will find in these printables:

  • 3 movements: forward, backward, sideways
  • Dice for different speeds: slow, fast, normal
  • Two types: cube dice or make your own die
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Great Sensory Play With Camping Themed Slime

Frist off let me say I have never ever been a slime fan. I have seen it fail more times than I can count! But my girls really wanted to do it and I kept saying no and no again.

When it came time to change up our sensory play for the week I got asked if we had ever made slime before. I could say no and mean it. My girls say me say that and said please mom can we try. I emailed the person and she sent me a promo copy of her new book called Ultimate Slime Guide.

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We have been having a camping theme this last week and we talked about what colors we might make. We talked about brown and green. That was for the dirt and the trees.

Here the ingredients we used:

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We used the recipe from the Ultimate Slime Guide.

We followed the directions to mix the liquids altogether. The book’s directions were great for this! We had fun while making both slimes.

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We had fun watching the science happen and how we went from the liquid to the solid.

Great Sensory Play With Camping Themed Slime -easy to make with a great book about slime 3Dinosaurs.com

Soon we were kneading away with the slime having tons of fun playing with it.

Great Sensory Play With Camping Themed Slime -easy to make with a great book about slime 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we just had fun stretching out the slime all over. It was fun to see how far it would stretch.

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The last thing we did was add rocks into our slime. This was loads of fun to see how they would do it. They love swishing it made going in.

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After they had played for a while they hade some fun digging out the rocks. This was a great fine motor activity for them.

Great Sensory Play With Camping Themed Slime -easy to make with a great book about slime 3Dinosaurs.com

One part I loved about the book was talking about storage of the slime. I don’t always plan for something like that. It was nice to see that in there. I got two containers for our slime. And when we were done making and playing with the slime we made sure everyone washed their hands and the area they were playing in.

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I can say that I loved the book. We are going to get a physical copy so my girls can look through and see what they want to make.

Get your copy of the Ultimate Slime Guide.

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CVCC Word Family Dot Marker: ANK, INK, ONK, & UNK

I love mixing hands-on with learning to read. It is a fun way to do it. And Dot maker printables have always been a favorite for us. We always use the markers for one project all the time.

Today I have more dot marker words for the CVCC words. This is a great way to change up spelling and help those that might need spelling in a different way.

I love that they are flexible and there is never just one way to use them.

Free CVCC Word Family Dot Marker: -ANK, -INK, -INK & -UNK - 3Dinosaurs.com

Each of the pages has the word written out with several dots on the word for kids to use. The printable works great for a learning center. And how to use those dots is up to you.

You can see below one of the basic ways that we can help the words. I get them a dot markers and the page printed out. This is great if your goal is a one time use.

Free CVCC Word Family Dot Marker: -ANK, -INK, -INK & -UNK - 3Dinosaurs.com

Another fun way we use these printables is to give them glass gems in two colors and have them place the gems in the circles. We pick one color for vowels and one for consonants. We used blue and green gems.

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You can also be creative and think outside of the box. We have been doing loads of watercolor activities. So we did some of our words with watercolor!

Free CVCC Word Family Dot Marker: -ANK, -INK, -INK & -UNK - 3Dinosaurs.com

Don’t let the basic ways limit you how you use them. You could abc stamps matching letters in the circles, use playdough, or lacing letters. There are so many ways to use them.

Things we have used with these printables:

What you will find in these printables:

  • 1 word per page
  • CVC Word Family Words -ank, -ink, -onk, unk
  • -ANK words: bank, dank, hank, lank, rank, sank, tank, yank
  • -INK words: fink, jink, kink, link, mink, pink, rink, sink, wink
  • -ONK words: bonk, conk, honk, monk, wonk
  • -UNK words: bunk, dunk, funk, gunk, hunk, junk, punk, sunk
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What you will find in the CVCC Word Family Dot Marker Pages Selling Set

Don’t want to download the pdfs one at time? Then grab the CVCC Word Family Dot Marker Selling Set. This has all the CVCC Word Family Dot Marker words in one pdf that is easy to use.

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  • 29 different word endings
  • ACK Words, ALL Words, AMP Words, AND Words, ANG Words, ANK Words, AST Words, ECK Words, ELL Words, END Words, EST Words, ICK Words, ILL Words, IND Words, ING Words, INK Words, IST Words, OCK Words, OLL Words, OND Words, ONG Words, ONK Words, OST Words, UCK Words, ULL Words, UMP Words, UNG Words, UNK Words, UST Words
  • 232 pages
  • Price: $8

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