There are so many great summer sports and I love that you can have fun doing them!
I have a few fun gross motor activities that kids can do with the Hour of the Olympics or with the Summer Olympics. Okay, really any time during the summer they want!
But it goes great with learning about the summer Olympics and some of the sports.
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This week are are in the book Hour of the Olympics. It also have a matching fact book: Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker). These are both great books to learn about the Olypmics.
Because the Olympics were a summer sport I thought it would be fun to do gross activities for summer sports!
Things to use with the Summer Sports Gross Motor Printable
- white cardstock
- 6-sided double dice – We really LOVE these double dice!
- 1 inch ring
- hole punch
Summer Sports Gross Motor Activities
You are going to find the following sports: cycling, basketball, rowing, running, swimming, and tennis.
You have two options for the gross motor set. You have a rolling dice game and gross motor cards.
Summer Sports Gross Motor Roll the Dice Chart
You can see the rolling dice one below. It has all the movements and dice to the side.
Summer Sports Gross Motor Cards
The second one is the gross motor cards. There are six cards and I like to put them on a ring. These are small enough if you wanted you could put it in the cube dice.
There is a summer sports selling set that has more gross motor options you can also check out.
How to do the Summer Sports Gross Motor Movements
There are several summer sports that we picked. You can see all six of them sports are cycling, basketball, rowing, running, swimming, and tennis.
Cycling: You lay on your back and move your legs in a circle. You can do with with your legs low and legs high up in the air. You could also do it differently each time.
Basketball: You pretend to bounce a ball. YOu can pretend you have one ball two balls. And both hands bouncing the same ball.
Rowing: You pretend to be in a canoe rowing. You move your arms back and forth and lean forward at the same time as your arms are forward. Then when you pull your arms back you lean back.
Running: You can run in place, run around the room or run in a circle. Whichever works best for your space.
Swimming: you lay on the floor on your stomach and move your arms and kick your legs.
Tennis: you pretend to swing at a tennis ball. You can use one hand or with two hands. You can make sure to do swing with both arms if you do one arm at a time.
Using the Rolling Dice Gross Motor
You can see the chart has dice from 1 to 6. You can just roll a die and then do the movement. If you do this you might want to pick how long they do each movement. You could day do the movement for 15 seconds or 30 seconds. You can pick the time based on the age of the kids doing the activity.
You can also check it up and use a 6-sided double dice. It has two dice together. You roll the die and then the outside in the number you use for the gross motor and the inside number is how many times you do that movement. That allows you to move through the movements really fast.
What you will find in the Summer Sports Themed Gross Motor
- 6 fun movements from the summer sports
- Gross motor cards
- Roll and do the movement gross motor
What you will find in the Summer Sports Gross Motor Set
This is a full set with gross motor dice, gross motor chart, rolling games, and gross motor task cards. Loads of fun ways to explore the summer sports themed movements that can work for many different settings.
What is in the Summer Sports Gross Motor Set
- Gross motor movement dice with folding and two cube dice options
- Speed dice with folding and two cube dice options
- Number dice with 1 to 12 options with folding and two cube dice options
- Summer Sports Gross Motor Movement Chart
- Summer Sports Gross Motor Spinning Mat
- Summer Sports Gross Motor Movement Task Cards with 6 cards total
- Rolling Summer Sports Gross Motor – Single Movement
- Rolling Summer Sports Gross Motor – Two movements to match each die roll
- 22 pages
- Price: $3.00
Be sure to check out all the Magic Tree House Activities.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com