• A Walk On The Wild Side

    When you change your base of support (what you are standing on or in), your body reacts differently to balance, body control, and coordination challenges. (Skill areas addressed: Gross motor skills; Balance; Coordination; Motor control; Proprioception)

    Blob Tag

    Tag games are the perfect way for a big group of kids to play together, no matter what their age, gender, or ability!

    Boot Scoot “N” Shuffle

    This fun activity is a favorite for fall! What kid doesn’t like trying to fill mom and dad’s shoes?

    Core Strengthening Activities for Children: Bridging

    Core strengthening is essential for the progression of other developmental skills. (Skill areas addressed: Core strength; Motor control; Coordination/motor planning)

    Core Strengthening Activities for Children: Knock Me Over

    Core strengthening is essential for the progression of other developmental skills. (Skill areas addressed: Core strengthening; Coordination/motor planning; Motor control; Overall body strengthening).

    Core Strengthening Activities for Children: Plank

    Core strengthening is essential for the progression of other developmental skills. (Skill areas addressed: Core strengthening; Coordination/motor planning; Arm and upper body strengthening; and overall strengthening).

    Core Strengthening Activities for Children: Superman

    Have your little one fly like the superhero and strengthen his back! (Skill areas addressed: Core strengthening; Lower extremity strengthening; Coordination/motor planning; Motor control)

    Crab Walk Gross Motor Skills Challenge

    Looking for a quick, do-it-anywhere way to practice gross motor skills? Sometimes simply performing a motor skill is a perfect activity in and of itself, and crab walking is that activity. (Skill areas addressed: Bilateral coordination; Strength; Trunk stability; Motor control; Body awareness)

    Don't Topple the Teepee Fine Motor Game

    Have your kids ever played pick-up sticks? Let’s try giving this fine motor game a twist. (Skill areas addressed: Fine motor skills; Motor control; Coordination; Grasp)

    Feed the Elephant

    Kids will love racing to feed their elephants, while working on their fine motor skills. Carry your peanuts using tongs instead of fingers!

    Hanging Out The Wash

    Some household work can be made into fun activities for kids that are beneficial, too. (Skill areas addressed: Balance; Fine motor skills; Motor control; Proprioception; Visual motor integration)

    Hula Hoop Tire Run

    This obstacle-course style activity focuses on gross motor skills while getting heart rates going and muscles working hard. There are endless combinations for gross motor fun, coordination and agility! (Skill areas addressed: motor control; balance; coordination; gross motor skills)

    Let's Go Skating

    Ice skating is so much fun and so, so difficult. It takes a lot of balance to maintain an upright position on those tiny strips of metal. Practice at home by gliding on the floor with paper plates. (Skill areas addressed: Gross motor skills; Balance; Coordination; Motor control; Proprioception)

    Milking a Cow

    Here's a quick, easy activity for hand strengthening that is sure to get a couple of laughs, too! (Skill areas addressed: Bilateral coordination; Fine motor skills; Grasp, and strength)

    Rabbit Hole

    This is a fun, cooperative gross motor game. Children think it is hilarious to pack themselves into a tight place, especially when they’re trying to get away from a fox!

    Ring Around the Posies

    This activity is challenging, yet so much fun, kids likely won’t realize all the benefits to their bodies!

    Tennis Ball Target Practice

    Playing with a ball is one of the most quintessential gross motor activities for kids. It is also one of the only toys that can entertain all ages, from babies up to adults! (Skill areas addressed: Gross motor skills; Coordination; Motor control; Visual motor integration.)

    Tightrope Walking

    Encourage your kids to become some of the bravest circus performers—tightrope walkers! Find your tightrope, get up your courage, and get moving with one of the most fun gross motor activities around!

    Wacky Relay

    This fun gross motor activity requires no planning and only simple materials you can find around your house! (Skill areas addressed: Cognitive Skills; Coordination; Fine Motor Skills; Gross Motor Skills; Motor Control; Proprioception; Sensory Integration; Social Skills.)

    Wheelbarrow Relay

    If you are looking for a fun activity that builds strength and motor skills, you cannot beat wheelbarrow walking. (Skill areas addressed: Endurance: Gross motor skills; Motor control; Proprioception; Social skills; Strength; Trunk stability)