Today we are doing some gross motor! My girls love doing gross activities. This book was one they wanted to do a gross motor activity for!
We read through the book Where the Wild Things Are first. Then we talked about what movements you could do for different parts. I love involving my girls in the choices that we do. They will come up with a movement that I might not have thought of.
Gross Motor Movements
A Tree: The girls started small and grew up to a tall tree waving in the breeze.
The Boat: We did some rowing actions for this.
Sea Monster: We did swimming on our stomach.
Claws: We did some swinging arm movements across the body with our claws.
Rumpus: We did some stomping, jumping, wild dancing, and moving around.
Swinging in the Trees: We pretended to swing through the trees. We moved from branch to branch around the room.
Marching through the Forest: We did some high knee marching around the room.
Waving: We did some fast and slow waving with our hands.
Some other movements you could do:
– Climbing up a tree: Do movements like you are climbing up a ladder.
– Bowing to the monsters: Make really big and small bows.
– Create your own monster walk.
– Dancing: Most fast, slow and crazy.
Be sure to check out the King of the Wild Things Crown.
Check out these other Where the Wild Things Are Activities:
- Toddler Approved – Monster Hands Alphabet Match
- The Pleasantest Thing – Name Crown Craft
- Mom Inspired Life – Where the Wild Things Are Counting Game
- Preschool Powol Packets – Wild Things Scented Monster Play Dough!
- I Can Teach My Child – Where the Wild Things Are Treats
- Inspiration Laboratories – Where the Wild Things Are Monster Glyphs>
- The Educators Spin On It – Where the Wild Things Are Color Fun with Feelings
- Growing Book By Book – Where the Wild Things Are Action Word Rumpus
- Still Playing School – Make a Wild Thing Shape Craft
- Rainy Day Mum – Where the wild things are – mapping our backyard habitats
Be sure to check out more of the Virtual Book Club Books for 2015-2016.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com