St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to incorporate fun gross motor games. As someone who is always searching for different ways to incorporate movement with different themes I’ve decided to put some of my favorites all in one place so they are easy to access and easy for others to find. Here is the run down of some great looking St. Patrick’s Day gross motor activities!
St. Patrick’s Day Gross Motor Activities
The Rainbow Relay is a great way to get some movement in while learning the colors of the rainbow!
Sticking with the rainbow theme try Popping A Rainbow Alphabet Game and learn letters while moving.
How about a digital game that includes Gross Motor Activities? Check out the St. Patrick’s Day Brain Break Games!
The Clover Hop is the perfect way to get some of those wiggles out!
Add to your sensory or motor path or create your own St. Patrick’s Day themed obstacle course. This can be done easily with the St. Patrick’s Day Motor/Sensory Printables. See them in action below!
Instead of a full obstacle course use these same hand/foot printables to follow the silly leprechaun through different gross motor skills.
Try using the peanut ball and filling in the rainbow. This can be done in a variety of positions. Use poms or even skittles to complete the rainbow! The rainbow printable is part of the St. Patrick’s Day Fine Motor Activities Pack.
Work on collecting and moving coins from the pot o’ gold! This activity can be worked in a variety of positions. In the example below, the activity is performed in a seated position moving “gold coins” pennies across the midline. Get the pot o’ gold game in the St. Patrick fine motor activities pack.
How about another race to the Pot O’ Gold game! This dice game involves rolling the dice and performing the gross motor movement associated with the space you land on. The first person to the Pot O’ Gold wins. Get this game in the St. Patrick’s Day Themed Movement Games.
One more fun St. Patrick’s Day dice game for you! This game has you rolling the dice and coloring in the clovers as you complete the exercises. Get this game in the St. Patrick’s Day Themed Movement Games.
Go digital with the St. Patrick’s Day Movement Game! Pick different objects from the St. Patrick’s Day scene and move like them! You can also print this game and use it in a non-digital manner!
Try add yoga to your St. Patrick’s Day with St. Patrick’s Themed Yoga poses. You have to check out these ideas!
Are you looking for something that incorporates a little throwing check out the Rainbow Throwing Activities.
Looking for something fast, fun, and effective that needs very little space – check out these St. Patrick’s Day Brain Break Ideas.
The Rainbow Scavenger Hunt incorporates lots of gross motor moves!
Add a little math and movement with the Shamrock Number Line Scavenger Hunt.
The St. Patrick’s Day Gross Motor Math Activity is another fun way to add math with movement.
Get out some yarn and Hunt For The Pot O’Gold!
Use streamers to Weave Through The Rainbow.
Rainbow Running adds a fun sensory component to the movement game!
Have some fun moving while you Dance Like a Leprechaun!
Check out this fun Rainbow May I Game to add a twist to the traditional Mother May I!
Try Musical Shamrocks and add a variety of gross motor moves!
The Rainbow Ribbon Run is a fun and simple way to move!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES
Get your hands on even more St. Patrick’s Day activities that are ready to go for you. Your kids will LOVE these activities that work on motor skills and you will love that they are all done for you.
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If you are on the search for St. Patrick’s Day Fine Motor Activities, Pink Oatmeal has those for you too!