Brown Bear, Brown Bear Gross Motor Ideas

We love doing gross motor activities at our house. At least three of four times a week we do some kinds of gross motor activity. This activity is a fun ways to read a book and get moving at the same time.

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The book we picked for the Augusts Virutal Book Club is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader. My girls have always love this book. I think it was a bed time favorite for a long time.

I love animal books because there are always fun ways to do the gross motor movement.

Gross Motor Activities For Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?:

Always remember to do activities that are at your child’s physical level. I make sure to try and show the movements first before we do them.

Brown Bear: Do bear walking around the room. Mix it up by doing it slow, fast, forward and backward. This is a great full body movement.

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Red Bird: Flap your arms like a bird. They can do this slow or fast. You can also do a variation with this by holding arms back making a v and zooming around the room.

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Yellow Duck: Waddle like a duck. This is fun to quack at the same time. We do forward and backward with this motion.

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Blue Horse: Gallop like a horse. The girls gallop around the room and love it. We do slow and fast.

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Green Frog: Frog Jumps across the room. You can change it up by seeing how high or how far they can jump. We also do fast jumps and slow jumps. It is fun to mix up big and small jumps as well.

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Purple Cat: Pretend to be a cat swatting at a ball. The girls would be on their hands and knees and would take one hand and move the hand in front of the body. Just like they were swatting a pretend ball. This was great to work on balance.

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White Dog: Beg like a dog. We go from our hands and knees to holding hands up in the air and kneeling. We repeat the movement several times. This gives lots of up and down movements.

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Black Sheep: crawl like a sheep. We crawled around on the floor. We did slow and fast and forward and backward.

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Goldfish: Swim like a fish. We did two different motions for this. We did kicking with just feet and swimming with just arms.

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Teacher: Walk around the room. This was fun for them to just walk after doing the different animal movements.

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Children: Jumping up and down. My girls picked this movement. They said that children like to jump.

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These are very fun and easy way to get your kids moving while reading a book!

If you are looking for more gross motor books ideas check these out:

Check out the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities:

Check out the Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 activities:

Check out the Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader activities:

Check out these other books by Bill Martin Jr.

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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9 Responses to Brown Bear, Brown Bear Gross Motor Ideas

  1. Devany says:

    Great activity! That last photo is priceless!

  2. My kids would have so much fun with this activity. They love to move and act.

  3. We love making the animal sounds as we read this book. Adding in the movement is a great idea!

  4. Emma says:

    This is especially great for more active kids who might not be able to just sit through a story – they can move around while they listen!

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