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November Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activities

November Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activity Planning

With November nearly here, it’s time to start thinking about November gross motor and fine motor activities planning! In true Pink Oatmeal fashion, the November motor planning ideas are all about themes.  The themes for the month include Thanksgiving, Football, Dinosaur and Transportation.  If you want even more theme ideas be sure to check out …

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Movement Breaks In The Classroom

Movement Breaks In The Classroom

Movement breaks in the classroom can provide numerous benefits to children, including improved attention, improved ability to regulate emotions, and an increase in cognitive skills. When we consider the demands a child must meet in order to be successful in the classroom, there are several and oftentimes, they are required to utilize various skills simultaneously. …

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Adapted Physical Activity Ideas For Kids

Adapted Physical Activity Ideas For Kids

It is generally well-known that the benefits of physical activity and exercise for children are wide-ranging. Physical activity can help children maintain attention, sleep more effectively, maintain a healthy body weight, improve mental and emotional health, and perform better overall in educational activities. However, children with special needs may face unique barriers when it comes …

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Community Helpers Theme -Movement Stations

Community Helpers Theme – Movement Activities

Community helpers are a very popular theme in the preschool setting or kindergarten classroom.  This theme involves discussing all of the different helpers out in the community.  Adding gross motor or movement to this theme can easily be done through yoga/movement cards or setting up movement stations.  Check out these different ideas for adding movement …

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Balance Exercises For Kids

I love coming up with creative ways to work on balance exercises for kids.  Balance exercises don’t always require standing on one foot.  There are several different creative ways that you can work on balance exercise for kids.  Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite ways to work on balance!

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