Space Themed Gross Motor ActivitiesStart off your space themed gross motor activities with space themed yoga! Your kids will love to move their bodies like different people, places, and objects in space.
Read all about the different space themed yoga pose ideas and pick up a set of space themed yoga cards!
These adorable Space Yoga Cards have instructions on the back.Try blasting off! This can be done on a scooter board with feet on the wall. Push your feet to blast off from the wall.
Another option for blast offs would be jumping from wedges to the floor or if you are lucky enough to have a landing pit, blasting off and landing in the pit!Next up learn about the moon and movement. This can be done in the moon phases hop! In this game you will have the different phases of the moon placed throughout a room on the floor or on a wall. You will have a set of moon phase cards. You will draw a moon phase card. The kiddos will use a locomotion movement (walk, skip, hop, gallop etc.) to move to that phase of the moon. Keep playing until you have covered all the phases of the moon. You can do this in order of the phases or at random.
How about moving space rocks or asteroids! A great way to create asteroids or space rocks is by using tin foil and making it into a ball. From here, there are so many different activities that you can do!
Instead of bean bags use the space rocks/moon rocks/asteroids to do the activities below.
Another fun game that is all about the planets is the Space Race. In this game you race around the solar system learning about the different planets. This game is free in the Pink Oatmeal freebie library. You play by spinning the planet wheel. A pencil and paper clip are needed.
Spin the paper clip and see what planet it lands on. Then race to that planet. You may try different locomotor skills such as skipping, hopping galloping etc.
Once at the matching planet, perform the action on that planet. You can print out several copies of the planets if playing with more kids. Spin again and keep playing until you’ve visited all the planets.
How about cleaning up asteroids? This game is done like the video below. Make asteroids by crumpling up a ball of tin foil and sweep or use a pool noodle to get them into a square space on the floor.
Digital Space Gross MotorLooking to go digital? The space gross motor game is for you! Pick your favorite space object and move like that object. This can be played on a computer, tablet, or interactive white board. An excellent option for distance learning or in person work!