This week we have been doing the Gross Motor challenge slightly differently. We have been using books.This is a fun look at counting and gross motor. We did 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo the night before with everyone but Mary wanted to do it again.
First Mary sat on my lap and we started reading through and counting the animals in the book.
Second we did our gross motor for each animal in the book. You can be creative for this or make it simple. You can also do the animal sounds while doing the movements. You can do the movements as many times as there are in the book. You do 5 bear walks, an alligator snap 6 times, or flap your wings 10 times. You can count up as you do the movements, then repeat and count down.
After we finished the gross motor we did some simple reading and counting. We used the numbers from the Number Button Sensory Bin.
We counted the numbers buttons from 1 to 10.
We read the book and Mary placed the number buttons on each animal while we counted.
Here is a look at the last page all finished.
We also did the book counting backwards.
This was a fun activity that used your whole body for counting.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com