Valentine’s Day will be here in just a few short days. Valentine’s Day often comes with Valentine’s Day parties or celebrations. It’s also the perfect time to go with a Valentine’s Day theme for your gross motor planning. There are a lot of fun ideas out there that can be used for gross motor time, brain breaks, and getting physical activity in with a Valentine’s Day theme. After you check out the Valentine’s Day gross motor planning ideas be sure to check out our Valentine’s Day fine motor activities.
Valentine’s Day Gross Motor Games
The conversation heart hop is a must to try!
Have you tired Valentine’s Day Yoga yet? Pose like cupid or like you are delivering a card!
How about delivering Valentine’s? Check out the Valentine’s Day Delivery Relay where you can get the job done fast!
Valentine’s Day Brain Breaks are fast, fun, and effective movement ideas that can be done quickly with no props needed!
No time to prep anything? No worries, try Conversation Heart Brain Breaks that are digital! Pull these up where you can utilize PowerPoint. Project on your white board and let the kids pick their conversation hearts and move their bodies. No white board? Try playing it on your tablet(that’s what I do) with the free PowerPoint app. A great option for traveling therapists. Find these in the shop or at Teachers Pay Teachers.
At Toddler Approved they are moving with heart hopscotch!
No Time For Flashcards has a fun musical hearts gross motor game to get the kids moving.
The Inspired Treehouse has done it again with their special delivery Valentine’s Day themed gross motor game.
I love the Minute to Win It Valentine’s Day Games over at Makoodle!
Coffee Cups and Crayons shares the Valentine’s Day Hop and Pop game to get the kids moving.
Growing Book By Book combines sight words with gross motor play in their Valentine’s Day themed game.
Valentine’s Day Gross Motor
Love these ideas, but want something ready made? I don’t blame you! Pink Oatmeal has you covered with several different Valentine’s Day gross motor options!
Valentine’s Day Yoga
There are 2 different sets of yoga cards to choose from . Both sets have the same poses, but with a different presentation. Check them out!
Valentine’s Day Yoga
These yoga cards have fun pictures in relation to the poses. For example the heart pose has a picture of a heart. I’ve found these can be really fun for the kids to relate too instead of pictures of yoga poses. There is a description of the pose so you know how to perform them! Get them in the shop or at TPT.
Digital Conversation Hearts Brain Breaks
Go digital and get your Conversation Hearts Digital Brain Break Game! Play this on your computer, interactive whiteboard or tablet. Anywhere you have PowerPoint you can play this game! Watch the kids have a blast as they move their bodies!