There are times during the summer that is is just hot, and we can’t always get outside to run around. My girls always want some way to get their wiggles out.
The Beach Themed Gross Motor Dice is perfect for this! You can get your wiggles out with some beach themed movements.
It is perfect for summer or maybe a cold winter day when you want to remember the warm beach.
This post is part of the 5 Days of Beach Printables.
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.
The Beach Themed Movements
Here is a look at the six different movements. Each of them is slightly different in what they do. I always review the movements first before we do the dice. It allows them and me to make sure we know what they are doing.
I also check to make sure they have space around each other for the movements. I call it my “space check.” If space is an issue, they might do a movement one at a time.
Seagull: Flap your arms and fly like a seagull.
Crab: You crab walk around the room.
Wave: You wave your arms back and forth. You could also roll your arms to mimic the waves rolling in.
Diging: You pretend to dig up or pick up seashells off the beach.
Swim: You pretend to swim in the ocean.
Surf: You pretend to surf on a boardsurf.
We are always changing up how we do the activities. My girls love adding the extra dice for how many times to do a movement or how long to hold a movement. You can find the Beach number dice here. The beach dice works so well with this activity.
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!
What you will find in these printables:
- Two dice for Bug Themed movements: seagull, crab, wave, digging, swimming, surfing
- Dice for different speeds: slow, fast, normal
- Two types: cube dice or make your own die
Here are some gross motor products that I love:
Check out all printables from the 5 Days of Beach Printables.
Looking for more Beach and Ocean Printables and Activities check out all of them!
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com