Creative Upper Body Exercises For Kids

Building upper body strength in kids can be made fun with several different exercises! Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite exercises that work on upper body strength and weight bearing for kids!

Upper Body Exercises For Kids

The following activities all focus on fun upper body exercises that your kids will love.

There are a few pieces of equipment used in the following videos. I’ve left my affiliate links below to the different pieces of equipment.

Peanut Ball

Stability Ball

Dot Stickers – you may also be able to find these at a dollar store.

Scooter Board

Exercise Ideas – Sticker Dots

I love how easy the dot sticker exercises are as they can be done in such a small space. Dot stickers don’t take up much storage space and can easily be transported making these exercises even better.

Color Dot Exercises

The next set of exercises are all performed with color spots. You can get these for FREE in the freebie library.

Peanut Ball Upper Body Exercise

These exercises can all be done using a peanut ball!

Ball Exercises

The next set of exercise are done using a ball. Most can be done with a ball of all sizes whether it be a soccer ball, playground ball, basketball etc.

Digital Games

Play the Gnome Themed Upper Extremity Digital Game. Your kids will LOVE this game. Pick a gnome, meet your gnome and get to know their name, and try the upper extremity exercise they ask of you. This game is perfect for BOTH in person and distance or teletherapy. Add this to an obstacle course for motivation to move through the obstacle course. Try using on an interactive whiteboard or screen cast it onto a television.


More Exercises

The scooter board roll out is not only great for the upper body, but is also great for core strengthening.

The monster walk exercise is made especially fun when shoes are added to the hands as well as the feet!

Tell me all about your favorite upper body strengthening exercises!

Get Your Set Of Upper Extremity Strengthening Exercises

Get a set of upper extremity strengthening cards and printables that are perfect to use when working with kids. This set from Pink Oatmeal is perfect for a wide variety of age ranges! Get these now and feel confident you have great exercises that you and your kids will LOVE!

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