I love that each of the Magic Tree House Books has so many great themes to learn about. Today’s book is about the Amazon Rain Forest. It has so many great animals to learn about.
We love this series because it teaches us about so many different themes. Today’s book is full of rain forest animals and we wanted to have fun with some gross motor movements for some of the animals.
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The Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House, No. 6) has so many great animals in it. We loved reading about them and decided that we would do some gross motor for the animals.
I made the cards ahead of time and we read the book and when we got the cards we did the gross motor.
What you need for the Amazon Rain Forest Themed Gross Motor:
These are just a few of the items we used in this post.
- Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House, No. 6)
- white cardstock
- laminating pouches
- 1 inch ring
- foam dice
The Amazon Rain Forest Movement Cards & Rolling Sheet
There are two printables in this set. You can use which works best for you. There is a set of cards and s single page rolling sheet.
The cards have the 6 rain forest animals on them and the 6 movements each animal does. I printed our cards on cardstock and put them on a 1 inch ring.
The rolling sheet has all the movements and their matching roll of the die. You can roll the die and do the movements.
How to do the Amazon Rain Forest Movments
There are six fun movements. We picked the favorite animals from the book to put in these movements.
Monkey: You can swing like a monkey. Kids can have fun pretending to swing through trees.
Ant: You can march through the rain forest.
Bird: You can flap your arms and fly like a bird.
Piranha: You chomp your arms like a piranha.
Frog: You can jump like a tree frog.
Jaguar: You can creep through the jungle like a jaguar.
What you will find in the Amazon Rain Forest Themed Gross Motor
- 6 fun movements from the Amazon Rain Forest Animals
- Gross motor cards
- Roll and do the movement gross motor
Check out these other gross motor activities:
- Animal Walking Themed Gross Motor Dice
- Ocean Themed Gross Motor Dice
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear Gross Motor Ideas
Be sure to check out all the Magic Tree House Activities.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com