What kid doesn’t love an amusement park? The games, the rides, and the food! Nothing beats the day at an amusement park. Turning this into a theme for gross motor and fine motor is easy too. Adding this theme to your classroom, therapy session or home based learning can be done using the ideas below.
Amusement Park Gross Motor Activities
When you visit an amusement park you must play the games. The ring toss is an oldie, but a goody! Try adding these ring themed games to your motor activities. The rings used in the following videos are pool rings!
This ring based game is the perfect way to challenge balance. If you don’t have a cone, try placing the rings in a bucket instead.
Try the same activity in a seated position. If you have a peanut ball available, try to challenge core strength and stability. No peanut ball? Use a bench instead!
Keep working the core and switch to the prone position. Keep trying to move the cone further and further out to increase the challenge!
Amusement Park Digital Games
The amusement park can be played digitally! The Amusement Park Digital Game is awesome to play for distance learning but also works great in person. It can be played on a computer, tablet or an interactive whiteboard.
Sticking with the amusement park theme, add some yoga! The carnival themed yoga cards are a fun way to add movement! Get these for FREE in the Pink Oatmeal freebie library.
Amusement Park Rides
Go on some of the rides at the amusement park! This is the perfect time to incorporate scooter boards. Create different paths for the scooter boards to follow!
Scooter board roll outs are another way to work on core strength that goes will with this theme!
Balloon games are another fun game to implement into the amusement park theme. If you can’t use balloons, use a beach ball or regular ball instead.
Try rolling the balloon or ball along a line to work on motor skills and motor planning!
Amusement Park Fine Motor
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Another option for even more fine motor activities is to pick from the Circus Themed Fine Motor Activities.