Transportation Themed Gross Motor and Fine Motor Planning

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 motor planning ideas. Gross motor transportation ideas and fine motor activities with a transportation theme. Use these ideas for your transportation theme in your classroom, therapy, or at home.

Transportation Themed Gross Motor Planning

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Start off by grabbing FREE Transportation Brain Break freebies from the freebie library and move like all different transportation vehicles.

Try out these transportation yoga ideas!  Pose like a plane, boat, or try some hot air balloon breathing!

Transportation themed gross motor ideas! Preschool gross motor ideas with a transportation theme. Also great for gross motor ideas for kindergarten, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. A fun physical education theme as well!

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.

Combining Gross Motor and Fine Motor Skills by working on a Vertical Surface

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.

 

Transportation themed gross motor ideas! Preschool gross motor ideas with a transportation theme. Also great for gross motor ideas for kindergarten, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. A fun physical education theme as well!

Car races can be done with a transportation theme.  Use a laundry basket and race along the carpet.  Incorporate pushing , side stepping or pulling in this activity.

Do you have bigger trucks or cars that can be pushed or raced?  This can be a great strengthening activity!  Use tape to race the cars along tracks.

Toddler in Tummy Time Trucks

Scooter boards, push toys, or riding toys are perfect with this unit.  Set up cones to work on driving through!

Members can see even more video ideas in the members only video library.

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. Get agility cards for FREE in the freebie library!

Transportation Fine Motor Activities

Nothing is better than having fun transportation themed fine motor activities to go with your theme.  You can get all of these ideas and more in the transportation fine motor activities pack

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 the work for you!

Transportation Movement Pack

For all of your transportation movement needs get the Transportation Movement Pack.  This pack includes yoga and movement cards with a transportation theme.

Transportation Activities Motor Pack

Get everything in the transportation movement pack plus 9 different transportation themed fine motor activities in the Transportation Motor Pack.

 

 

 

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