I think gross motor activities have always been one of my favorites to do. We are always doing something with it. We have repeated a lot of activities over the years just because we loved them.
It has been fun to put all those movements into posts for people to read and use.
I love gross motor because it works the body and helps the mind. And it is great to have when you need to get the wiggles out.
I have always said that gross motor should be fun. And I love making creative ways to have fun with the movements. Gross motor activities can be a lot of fun.
Gross motor can be said in many different ways. It is a great fitness exercise for kids. And calling it gross motor does not make it any less exercise. The teachers might call it PE or physical education.
Some advice about gross motor to keep in mind.
– Safety first!
– Always make sure you have space to do the activity.
– Review the movements before you do any of them.
-Try and make it about having fun.
Things we have used with these gross motor activities
- copy paper
- white cardstock
- cube dice
- balance cushion
- floor spots
- jump ropes
- Chinese Jump Rope
Gross Motor Printables
There are fun printable cards or paper to use with gross motor activities on them. Loads of fun for kids to do.
Get Kids Moving With This Gross Motor Printable List has a list of gross motor ideas you can do with kids. They are super simple and easy. Each sheet has one type of activity on it.
Skip Counting Floor Printables has you moving with skip counting.
30 Days of Gross Motor Tracking Printable is an easy way to keep track of gross motor activities you do.
Gross Motor Dice Sets
I love the gross motor dice sets! They are so much fun to do pretend movements and get kids moving. They are super easy to do and hours of fun. You will find non-themed dice, seasonal dice, and fun themed dice.
Color Themed Gross Motor Dice is a great way to work in fitness with colors. There are 4 sheets to use with the dice.
Wiggle and Shake Gross Motor Dice is great for wiggling different body parts and getting all those wiggles out.
Gross Motor Tape Lines Gross Motor Dice is totally fun gross motor activity with lines that can be done with tape or chalk lines.
Hopping Fun Gross Motor Dice is an easy way to get kids hopping with different types of hops.
Jumping Jacks Dice has 6 fun ways to work on learning and doing jumping jacks.
There is also a second Jumping Jacks Gross Motor Dice. It has more movements and works great with the first one.
You can also grab this bundle of Gross Motor Dice & Gross motor Rolling Sheet. It is a great way to work on gross motor skills while having fun!
Fall Themed Gross Motor Dice
Fall Gross Motor Dice & Fall Gross Motor Set is a great fall set. You have the free dice set plus there is a selling set that has move options.
Football Theme Gross Motor Dice is a great brain break with football themes to get kids moving! There are six fun football movements in the set.
Halloween Themed Gross Motor Dice has 6 fun movements with Halloween themes that kids can do. Our favorite was the ghost.
Thanksgiving Gross Motor Dice has 6 fun movements with Thanksgiving dinner themes.
Christmas Themed Gross Motor Dice
Christmas Themed Gross Motor Dice will have dancing and prancing with Christmas themes.
Gingerbread Man Gross Motor Dice is a great gross motor and book activity that has a dice with it.
Winter Themed Gross Motor Dice
Winter Sports Gross Motor Dice has 6 winter sports for kids to act out.
Snowy Winter Gross Motor Dice is the winter theme. It is great to review winter themes and get moving!
Hanukkah Gross Motor Dice has several fun movements with dreidels, candles, and more.
New Years Themed Gross Motor Dice has fun movements with new years even themes like confetti, clocks and fireworks.
Arctic Animals Themed Gross Motor Dice is a fun dice for kids to learn arctic animals and have fun with animal gross motor movements.
St Patrick’s Day Gross Motor Dice & Gross Motor Set has a fun set of gross motor movements to do for St. Patrick’s Day. Plus there is an optional selling set with more choices beyond the dice.
Spring Themed Gross Motor Dice
Paper Roll Gross Motor Dice is a great Earth Day theme with jump, walking kicking and more.
Earth Day Themed Gross Motor Dice has some fun movements about Earth Day and taking care of the Earth.
Bug Gross Motor Dice is great for a bug theme. You can march like an ant and more.
You can also have fun with the Ant Theme Gross Motor Dice by marching forward, backwards, and more!
Spring Themed Gross Motor Dice has great spring themes for kids to get moving with.
Jump Frog Jump Gross Motor has a printable and gross motor dice.
Summer Themed Gross Motor Dice
Beach Themed Gross Motor Dice is a great summer gross motor dice with 6 movements.
Ocean Themed Gross Motor Dice has 6 movements for kids that love the ocean!
Crab Walking Gross Motor Dice can be teamed up with ocean dice for a fun directional gross motor activity.
Camping Gross Motor Dice has 6 movements all with a camping theme for kids to do.
Other Themed Gross Motor Dice
The Dinosaur Gross Motor Dice will have your stomping and roaring like dinosaurs in no time!
Moon Landing Gross Motor Dice is a fun way to review some history with gross motor. Plus a fun space theme.
Space Gross Motor Dice has great general gross motor movements with 12 gross motor movements to do.
Animal Walking Themed Gross Motor Dice has kids moving with 12 different animal movements
Bear Walk Gross Motor Dice is fun directional bear walking gross motor dice for kids to do.
Medieval Gross Motor Dice has loads of fun movements with 12 gross motor activity you can do.
Gross Motor Activities
This is a mix of gross motor activities you can do with kids. Some have items to use with the activity and the others don’t. Plus a lot of these can be done inside if you need to.
30 Days of Moving with Kids has loads of gross motor activity you can do with almost nothing!
Balance Cushion Activities is a set so activities you can do with a balance cushion.
Easy To Do Gross Motor Ball Movements has several fun movements for kids to do using a ball.
5 Bear Walking Activities for Kids has 5 fun movements to do with bear walking. This is a great deep pressure activity.
10 Fun Gross Motor Ideas For Kids are 10 fun easy movements to do!
30 Days of Moving With Kids – Fall Themed has a list of fun gross motor movements you can do in the fall!
Gross Motor Sight Words is a great way to get moving and do sight words at the same time!
4 Gross Motor Activities on Your Stomach are simple and easy to do activity while on your stomach.
Gross Motor: Hula Hoop Tunnel is great for inside and outside to do!
Gross Motor Movements with Balls has several fun activity two kids can do.
Multiple Level Learning Hopscotch has some fun hoping and learning at the same time.
31 Days of Gross Motor Challenge has fun ideas for gross motor and movements!
ABCs of Gross Motor Series Introduction has a to z ideas for gross motor!
Gross Motor: Balance Cushion has some simple ideas to use the cushion for gross motor.
Pompom Games! is fun movements with pompoms!
Ring Toss Using Olympic Ring Colors is a simple to make and to ring toss activity.
Gross Motor: Alternating Feet on Stairs is a great way to change up walking up and down the stairs.
Word Play: Hopping Word Families is a fun hop and sound out activity for kids.
Gross Motor Book Activities
I know that my girls when there were younger never sat still through reading books. And now years later we still enjoy doing gross motor activities with books. It is a fun way to get moving and having fun.
Rainbow Fish Themed Gross Motor has fun movements you can do while reading the book the Rainbow Fish.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Gross Motor will get your moving while reading a retelling of a classic.
Cat in the Hat Themed: Gross Motor Activity is a great way to read the book and do gross motor.
St Patrick’s Day Gross Motor has a fun book and movement activities to do.
Fall Themed Gross Motor has a fun book and movement activity. Plus where you can get cards to use with it as well.
Where the Wild Things Are Gross Motor is ways to move while reading the story. It is great for those that don’t want to sit still.
Beach Themed Gross Motor has fun movements with a summer themed book.
Spring Themed Gross Motor is another in a series of books with a gross motor activity with it.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Gross Motor Ideas has fun movements with a favorite book at our house.
Goodnight Moon Gross Motor is a classic story and now it has fun movements to do with the book.
Cow Who Clucked Gross Motor is a book about a farm and loads of fun to do the gross motor with.
Baby Bear, Baby Bear Gross Motor has movements for all the pages of the book.
Jack and the Beanstalk Craft & Gross Motor has some fun movements with a beanstalk.
Dr Seuss’s ABCs – Gross Motor is a way to read the book do movements with all the letters!
Gross Motor & Counting with 1,2,3 to the Zoo has fun zoo movements and counting to 10 with animals.
Polar Express Gross Motor is a book and movement activity. You can get kids moving this way.
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Themed Gross Motor is a fun Christmas story to read and gross motor at the same time.
Christmas Gross Motor With Bear Stays Up is a collection of gross motor movements that you can do with a book.
Nutcracker Gross Motor Activity is a good Christmas gross motor activity with movements to go with a book.
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