Gross Motor Minute To Win It Games

Movement is a must, and competition is fun!  I think a little competition is healthy, even if it’s just competing with yourself to do better.  I also think it adds a little motivation.  One of my favorite gross motor games to play is a gross motor version of Win It In A Minute! This game is perfect for a brain break, game day, or to use in therapy.  It accomplishes the goal of getting the kids moving!

Win it in a minute gross motor veraion. Fun 1 minute activities that get bodies moving!Very fun gross motor activity #grossmotor #games

Gross Motor Minute To Win It Games

How To Play

In Therapy: This can be varied depending on how many students or how the instructor would like to play the game.  As a therapist, I let the child draw their card and I start the timer and we count.  We may do 5-10 or more depending on the student and the situation.  Sometimes we play it just that one time, and other times we will come back in a few weeks and play it again.  It would also work well in therapy groups as students would be able to count for each other or compete against each other depending on the situation.

In The Classroom: This is the perfect opportunity for a brain break.  Since each card is performed for a minute the instructor can select as many minute long activities as they feel suitable.  Students can track their performance and compare how they did prior.  It can be used as a game between students.  It can just be played with no competition necessary.

Gross Motor Minute To Win It Games are perfect for brain breaks. I love that they only take 1 minute to play. Love this in an education setting or at home! Make brain breaks and movement fun!

The main goal is to get the students moving! 

40 Minute To Win It Ideas

These are just so much fun plus have the benefit of extra movement!  Some of the gross motor movements are repeating an activity.  Others involve a sequence of activities.  A full sequence can be counted as one point!  If you love these you can grab a set in the shop!

1. Jump Up and Down

2. Arm Circles To The Side

3. Spin

4. Heel Raises

5. Left Foot Hop

6. Right Foot Hop

7. Toe Raises

8. Squats

9. Jump, Spin, Clap

10. Criss-Cross Jumps

11. Move Knees To Standing

12. Stomp, Jump, Spin

13.  Star Jumps

14.  Push-Ups

15. Sit-Ups

16.  Lunges

17. Jumping Jacks

18. Forward Arm Circles

19. Side To Side Jumps

20. Bridges

21. Forward and Backward Jumps

22. Right Foot Forward/Backward Jumps

23. Left Foot Forward/Backward Jumps

24. Right Foot Side to Side Jumps

25. Left Foot Side to Side Jumps

26. Hula Hips (full hip rotation)

27. March To Arms (hold arms out in front)

28. Spin On Tip Toes In A Circle

29. Spin On Heels In A Circle

30.  Squat, Spin, Clap

31. Right Foot Hop In A Circle

32.  Left Foot Hop In A Circle

33. Slalom Skier (Side To Side Ski Motion)

34. Frog Hops

35. Stomp, Stomp, Clap

36. Jump, Spin, Jump

37. Touch The Ground, Reach For The Sky

38. 180 Degree Jumps

39. Rope Skip (Skip Side To Side In Place)

40. Mountain Climbers  (On your hands and feet move your feet towards your hands one side at a time like you are climbing up a mountain)

Win It In A Minute Cards

Buy Now In The Shop

Like the game but don’t want to take the time to put it all together? I don’t blame you and we’ve got you covered at Pink Oatmeal.  A downloadable set of Win It In A Minute Cards is available  for quick and easy access to the game.  If you would like to get your own set they are available at the shop.

Gross Motor Minute To Win It Games are perfect for brain breaks. I love that they only take 1 minute to play. Love this in an education setting or at home! Make brain breaks and movement fun!

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