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Valentine's Day Gross Motor Game - Conversation Heart Hop. Perfect game for Valentine's Day and getting gross motor play in! - Pink Oatmeal

Conversation Heart Hop – Valentine’s Day Gross Motor

Conversation hearts have been around at Valentine’s Day for as long as I can remember.  I’ve noticed that the “conversations” on the hearts have evolved over time.   The  hearts for the conversation heart hop game have movement based words as their “conversations.”  It’s a simple, fun game that can be enjoyed by all age …

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Valentine's Day Activities that promote movement! These fun gross motor and brain break ideas with a Valentine's Day Theme are perfect for the classroom, home or therapy! They are fast, fun, and efficient Valentine's Day themed activities! #Valentinesday #preschool #brainbreaks

Valentine’s Day Brain Breaks and Gross Motor Ideas

With the month of February fast approaching it’s the perfect time to talk about incorporating movement into a Valentine’s Day theme.  I always like quick and easy to go to movement ideas when working with the kids.  Valentine’s Day brain breaks work perfect for this!  They are great when we need a break, for transitions, …

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Valentine's Day Gross Motor Game Valentine Delivery - Pink Oatmeal

Valentine Delivery Relay – Valentine’s Day Gross Motor

I remember back in elementary school absolutely loving the Valentine’s Day parties!  I loved getting to decorate the “mailboxes” and working on writing out my cards at home.  I loved getting to deliver them to everyone in the class.  This inspired me to come up with a Valentine’s Day gross motor game that incorporated one …

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A fun idea for incorporating movement into morning meeting calendar time!

Incorporating Movement Into Morning Meeting

The research is out there.  We all know how important it is to incorporate physical activity and learning.  Just think of these stats. Active kids are 20% more likely to earn an A in math or English.  In active kids standardized test scores increased 6% over 3 years. Just One Physically Active Lesson Creates a 13% increase in a child’s physical activity for …

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