With November nearly here, it’s time to start thinking about November gross motor and fine motor activities planning! In true Pink Oatmeal fashion, the November motor planning ideas are all about themes. The themes for the month include Thanksgiving, Football, Dinosaur and Transportation. If you want even more theme ideas be sure to check out all of the different themes and monthly ideas under the motor planning themes section of the website!
November Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activities Planning – Football Theme
It is the heart of football season, so starting off the month with a football theme is a must. I also love to use this theme around Superbowl time. When it comes to football there are so many different activities that can be done as it is such a physical sport.
Some of my favorite football activities include agility drills. You can get FREE agility cards in the freebie library.
Football matching with moves is another awesome freebie from Pink Oatmeal.
Another football favorite is the football relay! Kids love this game!
Football Digital Game
How about digital games with a football theme? These are perfect to use both in person and for distance learning/teletherapy purposes. Use these the entire month of November or all year long.
Of course there is nothing better than sports themed fine motor activities when it comes to football week!
The transportation theme is so easy for incorporating movement, gross motor and fine motor activities!
A few favorites from this theme include transportation yoga. A perfect way to move like your favorite forms of transportation!
How about free transportation movement cards? These can be yours and are in the Pink Oatmeal freebie library!
Another favorite is using that vertical surface activities which is great for both fine motor and gross motor!
Nothing is better than transportation themed fine motor when it comes to working with a transportation themed unit! Get these in the transportation fine motor activities pack!
November is the month of thanks! The Thanksgiving Theme is another fun way to incorporate motor skills this month.
Start off the month with the FREE turkey spinners from the Pink Oatmeal freebie library.
The turkey trot is another game that your kids will love! This game is a great way to work on teamwork and gross motor skills at the same time.
Thanksgiving Digital Games
How about digital games for Thanksgiving? These are perfect to use both in person and for distance learning/teletherapy purposes. Use these the entire month of November.
The Thanksgiving Feast game has you pick and move like the different feast options!
Combine counting and moving with this fun Thanksgiving themed feather counting activity!
Don’t forget about fine motor with a Thanksgiving theme. These are fun and an easy way to engage the kids in fine motor skills that they will love. Get them ready made for you in the Thanksgiving Theme Fine Motor Activities Pack.
Dinosaur Themed Activities
A favorite by so many kids is the dinosaur theme. It’s an easy theme to add to the month of November, but can really be used all year long! These are some of my favorite dinosaur game.
This fun game requires a large pair of shoes! Do this as an individual, relay or in a group.
Dinosaur Digital Game
Need something digital that is fun for both you and your kids? Check out the Dinosaur Digital Gross Motor Game from Pink Oatmeal!
Dinosaur Brain Breaks
Another great way to get kids moving. Call out different names of dinosaurs and let the kids walk like that dino. Don’t be afraid to let them use their imagination or come up with different dinosaur walks as a group!
More Themes and Ideas
Want more themes and ideas? Check out all of the different gross motor and fine motor activity themes and monthly planning theme ideas from Pink Oatmeal.