I think the ocean has always been a favorite for us. We have always been learning about or doing something with it for years.
Last year we had fun with a crab-themed gross motor dice. And I thought it was time to have a full ocean gross motor dice.
This free ocean gross motor dice is a great way to get kids moving.
I love the gross motor dice because it is a simple way for kids to do gross motor and have fun. I have made a lot of themes for these now. It allows for mixing them all together!
The set has 6 elements from the ocean: anchor, jellyfish, crab, dolphin, clam, and turtle. Ocean animals that work well with loads of ocean stories.
There are two sites of dice in the printables. We use the cube dice because they allow us to throw the dice around and they don’t hurt much when they fall or hit something. Plus the cards last a lot longer in the dice.
The Ocean Gross Motor Movements
There are six movements on the dice. And I always make sure to review what the movements are before we use the dice. Some movements they may already know like crab walking. Others we might have to decide just how to do them.
I like to join them doing the movements for the review and a lot of times during the dice rolling as well. It gets me moving and active.
Anchor: You sink like an anchor. You slowly sink your body to the ground. We also did a jump and sink to the floor.
Jellyfish: You save your arms like a jellyfish. You make your arms really loose and wave them around.
Crab: You walk like a crab. You walk on your hands and feet with your hands behind you.
Turtle: You swim like a turtle. You lay on the floor and move your legs and arms in the same direction.
Dolphin: You jump like a dolphin out of the water. You can do a one leg jump or two leg jump moving forward.
Clam: You hold your arms out and open and close them like a clamshell.
After you are sure of the movements you can change up the dice a bit. You can add speed & directions and how many times they do the movement. You can get the number dice here.
If you don’t want to mess with the dice you can just have them go through the cards. It is fun to use the cube dice. My girls love throwing them in the air.
What you will find in the Ocean Themed Gross Motor Dice printable
- 6 movements: crab, turtle, jellyfish, anchor, clam, dolphin
- Dice for different speeds: slow, fast, normal
- Two types: cube dice or make your own die
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Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com