Goodnight Moon Gross Motor

We love adding gross motor to books. For this months Virtual Book Club, we did gross motor with Goodnight Moon. This makes a fun books that my girls enjoy another fun way to explore the book. Plus it gets them up and going while reading a book they love.

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This is simple easy to do. I always look at the elements of the book that can be used with a movement. Some examples are: cow, bear, mouse, sit, jump, and any others I think that fit. I’m going to tell you and show a few of the movements we did.

We read the book in order and did the movements as they came. The first one we did was for balloon. She slowly rose up from the floor. The challenge is to do it as slow as you can.

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She rolled around on her back for the moon. This is great for getting deep press on the body.

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For the cow and kittens we did some crawling on the around. This is great for developing the core.

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For jumping over the moon we jumped over a stuff animal. She loved doing this and we repeated it several times.

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For the mitten and socks, She shook her hands for the mittens and the stocks she kicked her feet.

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She also did the movements of a clock with both arms. This was fun we did slow arms and fast arms.

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She also acted out talking on a phone, brushing hair, eat and waving goodnight.

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This made reading the book tons of fun! There is always so many ways you can explore books.

Check out our other gross motor and book activities:

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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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12 Responses to Goodnight Moon Gross Motor

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  3. they got to act out the book, great fun!!

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  6. Cerys says:

    She looks to have been having loads of fun. This would be great for my eldest physio session at home thanks for the inspiration.

    • Cassie says:

      I’m always turning a book into gross motor for my oldest so that she get the movements in she needs for her PT at home time. Plus it is using my degree in a small way.

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  11. Erin says:

    Excellent idea, so glad I came across your post! Teaching “Before Five in a Row” at homeschool co-op and we are reading Goodnight Moon this week. Just what the kids will need to wake up after lunch, hah!

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