It’s that time of the year when most people are watching football in some way. Maybe they are just watching the big game for the commercials but football is the theme. Being a Minnesotan myself, this year is especially exciting as the Super Bowl is in Minnesota. Although, the Vikings broke our hearts and lost in the finals we still have football on the brain. It’s the perfect time to fit in some football gross motor planning activities!
Football Gross Motor Planning
All of these activities are football related with physical activity in mind. Most of these activities are fun for kids of all ages!
Try the football relay. Do this in teams or as individuals.
Need something fast, fun, and efficient? Football themed brain breaks are for you! Check out all the ideas to move with a football theme.
This is a fun balance game that could be incorporated into a football theme!
Basic agility drills are great at this time of the year too. Set hula hoops down side by side and practice drills. You could also use sidewalk chalk and do several of these agility drills. You could spend a lot of time making different obstacle courses out of different agility drills!
Of course it’s a good time to work on eye-hand coordination. Incorporating toss games, such as throwing a football through a suspended hula hoop or pool noodle (in circle form) is a great way to work on this skill.
Football Gross Motor For You
Need something quick to get you started on football today or just don’t want to take the time to put it all together? We’ve got you covered with several fun ways to move with a football theme.
These brain breaks are designed to be fast, fun, and efficient. All have a football theme and many can be done in small spaces. Perfect for a classroom, therapy, physical education and home.
This packet is full of fun ways to incorporate movement with a football theme. Some favorites include race to the end zone (dice game), football dance, and football relay. There is a ton to choose from in this packet. It’s a great variety pack!