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.
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.
Scooter boards, push toys, or riding toys are perfect with this unit. Set up cones to work on driving through!
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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!
Ready Made Transportation Themed Gross Motor Planning Resources
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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 Motor Pack
Get everything in the transportation movement pack plus 9 different transportation themed fine motor activities in the Transportation Motor Pack.