Transportation themed activities are the perfect addition to your gross motor plans. It’s fun to move like trucks, cars, and planes. Incorporate everything from yoga to working on vertical surfaces into your transportation themed activities. Check out all the different ideas to move your entire body with a transportation theme!
Transportation Themed Gross Motor Planning
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Try out these transportation yoga ideas! Pose like a plane, boat, or try some hot air balloon breathing!
Do you have bigger trucks or cars that can be pushed or raced? These are great for racing along tape lines.
Work on the vertical surface. With matchbox sized cars create tracks on paper or use tape on the wall. Move the cars along the roads. Great for using the upper extremities. Do this activity in standing, seated on a ball or high kneeling.
Set up the transportation station -Scooter boards, push toys, or riding toys are perfect with this unit. Set up cones to work on driving through! Do this indoors or outdoors depending on your setting.
Get laundry baskets or boxes and push. Have kids push each other along in these like they are driving cars or trains. If you are really creative and have the time decorate the outside of the basket/boxes as different vehicles.
Incorporate color recognition with a stoplight bean bag toss game. Set red, yellow, and green spots on the floor. Toss the bean bag onto the matching spots. Don’t have matching bean bags? No worries just say the color you would like the child to toss the bean bag on.
Try some agility drills in the train tracks! Set tape, an (affiliate) agility ladder, or chalk up like a train track. Have kids jump, hop, or run through the train tracks. See several ideas here.
Ready Made Transportation Themed Gross Motor Planning Resources
At Pink Oatmeal, we know you are busy and don’t always have time to put everything together you want for your gross motor planning. We’ve done some of the work for you!
Pink Oatmeal has two versions of Transportation Yoga available. Both sets of yoga cards are the same poses with a different presentation! Pick which set works for you or get both!
The cards can be found at my shop on the blog or at my Teacher Pay Teacher Store. Included is a full set of cards with a full description of how to do each pose. It also includes full sheet pictures and full sheet descriptions if you prefer to use it for a bulletin board or display.
These yoga cards and printables are the same poses, but they have real kids int he poses! The yoga cards include the picture and description while the printables are full sheet pictures of the kids in the poses. Grab them at the shop or at TpT!