Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Gross Motor

We totally love Mo Willems books at our house! They are some favorites for sure. I was excited about Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems
for this month’s Virtual book Club book. If you had not guess we love dinosaurs at our house and have for years.

Today we have some fun gross motor activities you can use while you read the book or after you read the book.

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We always read the book first. This is fun just to read the book. I love the voices that you can make with the book. At the end of the book, I always ask what gross motor they might do for each part of the story. I already have my ideas written down but you never know you kids will come up with.

We came up with several idea and some that my youngest came up with as well. I like to mix up the movements and have my girls moving different directions. I took some pictures of my youngest doing the activities but I love to join them in the gross motor. It is a lot more fun to get out and move with them than to just sit and watch.

Dinosaurs: We did a lot of stomping with roars and made funny faces. We stomped around the room making some loud growls and roars. We also did some tip-toeing pretending to be the dinosaurs sneaking around.

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Goldilocks: We skipped around the room. We did small knee skips and big knee skips.

Ladder: We pretended to climb up the ladder. We counted up to 35 rungs on the ladder.

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Bowl of Pudding: We did some small bowl stirring and some big bowl stirring. It was fun to pretend to be the dinosaur mixing and Goldilocks mixing.

Chairs: We pretend sit down in a chair. This was fun to see how low we could sit down.

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Bed: We pretending to try and jump up onto the bed. This was fun to see how high we could jump.

Run: We did some running in place and running across the room to get away from the dinosaurs.

Door: We pretended to be the door that Goldilocks was opening. We kept on leg firm in place and move the other leg in a half turn making the same motion as a door.

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These are really fun and kids love to get moving. We love doing gross motor with books!

Check out these other gross motor and book activities:

Check out all the Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems activities:

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Be sure to check out more of the Virtual Book Club Books for 2015-2016. See all the books that we have completed already and the activities that we did with them.

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About Cassie

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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10 Responses to Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Gross Motor

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  4. These are great actions to go along with the book. Next time we read the book, we’ll have to try this!

  5. Shelah says:

    What a fun way to enjoy a book. All of the actions are so fun and your photos are awesome!

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  8. Cerys says:

    This looks like the kids would have so much fun.

  9. Jodie says:

    You come up with some fun gross motor activities!

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