If you are looking for a fun gross motor themed activity to try this December, Reindeer Games Camp is a must! It’s a really fun way to work on gross motor skills with a holiday theme. In reindeer boot camp the kids will see all the work the reindeer have to do to get ready to pull Santa’s sleight at Christmas. The kids will love this a so will you.
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Reindeer Games Camp
You can set-up reindeer games camp in stations or do different activities each day. It really depends on what fits your needs the best. Pink Oatmeal members PLUS be sure to download your Reindeer Games station set-up signs for free!
Reindeer Agility Drills
Set up an agility course with an agility ladder (affiliate link)or tape on the floor. Have the kids work on moving through the agility ladders doing different patterns. Use the free agility cards (not reindeer themed) in the freebie library or as a member get official reindeer agility cards from the members only product library.
Reindeer Cone Training
Work on your different gross motor skills with the Reindeer Run Cards that are available for free in the freebie library. There are addition brain break cards, some with a reindeer theme, in the Christmas Brain Break Card set.
Fill Santa’s sleigh with Santa’s helpers (friends) or toys/books/presents and work on pushing and pulling the sleigh. Use a clothes basket, big box, wagon etc as Santa’s sleigh.
Reindeer Hoop Training
The reindeer need to be sure to help Santa get all the gifts in the right place. By working on their hoop training they will improve on this skill. A bean bag and hula hoop or tape circle are needed to perform this activity. It may be fun to use Christmas balls instead of bean bags for this activity.
The Reindeer Race dice game is a fun addition to reindeer training. This game is part of the Christmas Brain Break, Yoga, and Games Pack. This game is fun to play in person, but also works great for distance learning or teletherapy.
Santa Present Stack
Help Santa stack the presents into the sleigh! Have fun playing the balance games trying to stack up all of the Christmas Gifts. The balance board (affiliate) is from Amazon and theses are the cardboard blocks (affiliate). If you don’t have a balance board you could try an air disc (affiliate) or using a pillow. Tandem standing or single leg standing would work well for this activity too. Instead of blocks you could wrap up cardboard boxes (a great way to add a fine motor component as well).
Digital Reindeer Boot Camp
Get some extra digital ideas for Reindeer Boot Camp! Take a visit to the North Pole to see Santa’s Reindeer and move!
Want to add a spinner that can be played digitally (great for both in person and distance learning? Get the FREE Reindeer Spinner from the Pink Oatmeal freebie library.
More Holiday Themed Ideas
Be sure to check out the Christmas Themed Gross Motor and Fine Motor planning ideas for even more ideas to add to your reindeer games!
More Reindeer Training Videos
Even more training idea video’s can be found in the member’s only video library when you join the Pink Oatmeal membership.