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Vertical Surface Activities for Gross Motor Skills

One of my favorite ways to do therapy with kids was using a vertical surface.  There are a ton of benefits to working on a vertical surface including wrist extension, spatial awareness, visual attentions, shoulder and elbow stability, core strength etc.  That being said, I also LOVED to use vertical surface activities to incorporate gross …

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Bean bag balance game. Awesome for gross motor activities. Great for gross motor stations, physical education, the classroom, therapy, and home! A great way to work on single leg balance!

Bean Bag Balance Game

Are you looking for a fun game that also promotes balance?  You need to try the bean bag balance game.  It’s super simple and you probably have most things that you need around your home!  The bean bag balance game would also work great in physical education or for gross motor stations.

Bumble Bee Relay

Anyone else in the mood for Spring?  I really can’t complain about how “nice” the winter has been this year in Minnesota!  With the official start of Spring quickly approaching it’s time to start planning gross motor activities with a Spring theme.  The Bumble Bee Relay is one fun way to get moving this Spring!

The shapes game is a super fun way to identify shapes that we see everyday!

Shapes Game

Around here we are all about plenty of time for movement and opportunities to learn that involve movement.  We are also all about making learning fun.  When my almost 3 year old started showing lots of interest in matching games, numbers, and shapes I was fortunate to have my mom available to create super fun …

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