My girls were very excited about this Where the Wild Things Are book activity. We have been having some fun doing activities with Where the Wild Things Are.
You can check out our Kid of theWild Things Crowns we did yesterday.
Today we are doing some gross motor! My girls love doing gross activities. This book was one they wanted to do a gross motor activity for!
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We read through the book Where the Wild Things Are first. Then we talked about what movements you could do for different parts. I love involving my girls in the choices that we do. They will come up with a movement that I might not have thought of.
Gross Motor Movements
A Tree: The girls started small and grew up to a tall tree waving in the breeze.
The Boat: We did some rowing actions for this.
Sea Monster: We did swimming on our stomach.
Claws: We did some swinging arm movements across the body with our claws.
Rumpus: We did some stomping, jumping, wild dancing, and moving around.
Swinging in the Trees: We pretended to swing through the trees. We moved from branch to branch around the room.
Marching through the Forest: We did some high knee marching around the room.
Waving: We did some fast and slow waving with our hands.
Some other movements you could do:
– Climbing up a tree: Do movements like you are climbing up a ladder.
– Bowing to the monsters: Make really big and small bows.
– Create your own monster walk.
– Dancing: Most fast, slow and crazy.
Be sure to check out the King of the Wild Things Crown.
Check out these other Where the Wild Things Are Activities:
- Toddler Approved – Monster Hands Alphabet Match
- The Pleasantest Thing – Name Crown Craft
- Mom Inspired Life – Where the Wild Things Are Counting Game
- Preschool Powol Packets – Wild Things Scented Monster Play Dough!
- I Can Teach My Child – Where the Wild Things Are Treats
- Inspiration Laboratories – Where the Wild Things Are Monster Glyphs>
- The Educators Spin On It – Where the Wild Things Are Color Fun with Feelings
- Growing Book By Book – Where the Wild Things Are Action Word Rumpus
- Still Playing School – Make a Wild Thing Shape Craft
- Rainy Day Mum – Where the wild things are – mapping our backyard habitats
Be sure to check out more of the Virtual Book Club Books for 2015-2016.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com