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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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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 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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Basketball themed activities! These gross motor and brain break ideas are so fun for the basketball lover, NCAA time, NBA playoffs, cheering on your favorite team and more! Use them as a brain break in the classroom, for preschool gross motor activities, OT, PT, SLP, and at home!

Basketball Themed Gross Motor and Brain Break Ideas

It’s officially basketball season. Big C received a mini basketball hoop for Christmas this year.  It’s been a huge hit.  He constantly wants to go in the basement and “shoot hoops.”  Thank goodness for unfinished basements!  He isn’t the only kid I know who seems to really enjoy basketball.  For that reason I have come up with some …

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Matching With Movement – Football Themed Freebie

Football season is upon us.  It’s in full force at our house.  Vikings, Gophers, and the local high school teams are the weekend excitement around here.  In the spirit of football season I’ve created a matching game with a football theme.  Of course, the football matching game also has a movement component.  It’s a fun …

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Halloween Themed Movement Resources - Pink Oatmeal

Halloween Movement and Fitness Resources

Halloween is a fun filled holiday full of candy, costumes, and parties.  Halloween is also a great time to encourage movement in the classroom, home, or therapy.  Adding a Halloween theme can make movement at Halloween fun for the kids.  Movement is also perfect to add into a Halloween party or use Halloween themed brain breaks …

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