October Gross Motor and Fine Motor Planning Ideas

Can you smell and taste the pumpkin in the air?  Nothing says October more than pumpkin patch visits and Halloween.  The October gross motor and fine motor planning ideas take a look at the themes pumpkin, fire safety, space and Halloween!  Read all about fun ways to add gross motor and fine motor with a theme that fit perfectly in the month of October.  

October Gross Motor Activities. October Fine Motor Activities

October Gross Motor and Fine Motor Planning Ideas 

The October motor planning ideas are all in themed format to make them more fun and engaging. If you are looking for even more motor planning ideas, be sure to check out the motor planning themes and ideas page. 

Pumpkin Theme

Start off October right by going with a pumpkin theme!  Chances are that you are talking about pumpkin patches or something pumpkin this month. Be sure to check out the full details on the pumpkin themed gross motor and fine motor ideas (BE SURE TO READ THIS THERE ARE LOTS OF FUN IDEAS)   

Halloween Themed Gross Motor Game - Pumpkin relay. Could also be used as a fall themed gross motor game.

 

A few pumpkin themed gross motor favorites include the pumpkin relay or the pumpkin patch hop.  

You can’t go wrong when you add pumpkin to fine motor.  A couple of my favorites include the pumpkin play dough or pumpkin cutting or tearing activity.  

SEE ALL OF THE PUMPKIN FINE MOTOR AND GROSS MOTOR PLANNING ACTIVITY IDEAS

Fire Safety Theme

Fires safety week always happens in the month of October.  This is a really fun week for gross motor and fine motor activities.   Read in detail about all of the different fire safety gross motor and fine motor activity ideas. 

Some favorites from fire safety week are squirting out the fire which combines fine motor and gross motor skills.  Write letters, numbers, shapes etc and have your kids squirt them out! 

Ladder agility drills are another awesome way to work on gross motor skills and agility with a fire fighter or fire safety theme during this week.  These can be found in the Community Helpers Movement Pack or get the agility ladder drills from the freebie library.  

Beading the fire pole is another excellent way to work on fine motor skills keeping with the theme.  This activity can be found in the fire safety fine motor activities pack.  

READ ABOUT ALL OF THE FIRE SAFETY GROSS MOTOR AND FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES

Space Theme

Next up for the month of October is a space theme.  Kids love a space theme when it comes to working on their motor skills.  See all of the space themed gross motor and fine motor activity ideas.  Read about all of the space themed gross motor and fine motor activities in detail. 

I love space themed yoga!  The rocket pose and asteroid are my favorites.  Read about all of the space themed yoga pose ideas here.   Choose your own set of space themed yoga cards.  

Take a sneak peak at all of the different space themed fine motor activities!  Your kids will LOVE these and so will you! 

READ ABOUT ALL OF THE SPACE THEMED GROSS MOTOR AND FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES

Halloween Theme

Halloween is a must in the month of October.  You need to read about all of the Halloween Themed Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activity Ideas in detail.

Halloween Gross Motor. Fitness dice are perfect for home, school, or therapy. Get your free printable today!

Some favorites from Halloween include the FREE Halloween fitness dice from the freebie library.  

Another favorite Halloween gross motor game is the spooky trail!  Roll a dice and use candy corn as your place holder.  Perform the actions that you land on!

You either love it or hate it (I love it), but candy corn is a must for Halloween themed fine motor and a favorite for sure! 

Really, what can be better than giving a monster a haircut at Halloween?  This is another Halloween fine motor favorite. 

SEE ALL OF THE HALLOWEEN FINE MOTOR AND GROSS MOTOR PLANNING ACTIVITY IDEAS

Bonus – Monster Theme

A monster theme is another great theme to use this month!  It is the perfect theme during the Halloween season.  Check out all of the monster activities from Pink Oatmeal!   I especially love the monster walk videos! 

Motor Planning Throughout The Year

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