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.
This is a great addition to our gross motor activities on the site!
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? My First Reader:
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.
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.
Yellow Duck: Waddle like a duck. This is fun to quack at the same time. We do forward and backward with this motion.
Blue Horse: Gallop like a horse. The girls gallop around the room and love it. We do slow and fast.
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.
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.
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.
Black Sheep: crawl like a sheep. We crawled around on the floor. We did slow and fast and forward and backward.
Goldfish: Swim like a fish. We did two different motions for this. We did kicking with just feet and swimming with just arms.
Teacher: Walk around the room. This was fun for them to just walk after doing the different animal movements.
Children: Jumping up and down. My girls picked this movement. They said that children like to jump.
These are a 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:
- Still Playing School – Chicka Boom Sticky Window Tree
- Toddler Approved) – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Kinetic Sand Activity
Check out the Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 activities:
- Rainy Day Mum – Chicka Chicka 123 – Multiplication Trees
- Inspiration Laboratories – Apple Tree Math Games with Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3
- The Pleasantest Thing – Chicka Chicka 123 – Sensory Number Game
Check out the Augusts Virutal Book Club is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader activities:
- Growing Book by Book- Brown Bear Activity: Big Letter, Big Letter, What Do You See?
- Mama Miss – Story Telling Beads
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