I love a good theme when it comes to gross motor planning! Most kids love their pets. So why not make it pet gross motor planning? The fact that pets are animals makes pet gross motor planning a breeze. It adds the fun factor for kids too! Check out all the different ways that you can add a pet theme to your gross motor planning today!
Pet Gross Motor Planning
Start off with these pet themed yoga ideas. Pose like your dog, cat or goldfish! You can even get yoga cards to go with the theme!
Animal track jumping is a fun way to add gross motor to this theme!
Bean bag toss games using dog dishes (check the dollar store) are great for this unit to work on eye-hand coordination. Line up the dishes and have the kids toss the bean bags in.
Check out these simple but fun Pet Themed Movement Cards and Printables!
Check out more fun ways to move like an animal. Not every pet is your traditional pet!
Try a pet scavenger hunt. Hide your favorite pets or pet supplies and have the kids search them out. Make this more exciting by including moves such as jumping, skipping, walking backward or crawling to the next location on their hunt.
Try a pet obstacle course – use props from your favorite pets (leashes, bowls, collars etc). Have the kids climb over, go around, or retrieve your favorite objects.
Tennis Ball Relay – Man’s best friend loves a tennis ball. Get kids into two teams and have tennis balls in a pile at the end of the room. Have the kids race to retrieve a ball (one ball) and run it back to their team. The first team to retrieve all the balls or the most balls wins.
Get Your Pet Themed Movement
Get the Pet Themed Movement Pack and make adding pet movement to your pet unit simple and fun!