Everything about the farm theme in preschool is engaging and fun! Farm animals and crops that grow on the farm are easy to add to your preschool plans in the fall or the spring. Our farm gross motor activities are an easy way to purposely add movement activities to your day. Moving helps get those wiggles out, keeps learning motivating, and strengthens those core muscles that will later be used to sit at a desk and successfully work in school.
Farm Gross Motor Activities for Preschool
The farm gross motor activities include 5 individual farm themed printable movement games. Each game includes preschool skills that you are working on in your classroom, as well as ways to strengthen and move those core and gross motor muscles.
The specific games included in this printable pack can be found HERE.
MOVE & LEARN GROSS MOTOR GAMES
Adding gross motor and movement activities is so important in the preschool classroom! They are just as important as the other skills that you work on each day. Integrating these types of activities into your literacy, math, and sensory learning centers and activities makes sense because preschoolers learn best being exposed to skills repeatedly in different ways.
These activities can be used during circle time, as a transition activity, or simply as a way to to add extra preschool skills practice to your day!
In my 3’s classroom, I would use these activities in a way that did not include needing to master the skill to play. Most of the gross motor games are set up that way – more for exposure and practice. But if my 3’s did not all know their letters, I would not include all 26 letter cards in a game. Instead, I would choose the number of cards as the number of preschoolers in the classroom. It would make choosing their card easier after moving around because there would be a limited number, and it would allow us to focus on certain letters instead of the entire alphabet.
In my 4’s classroom, these gross motor games would be used as they were intended. They would be a game to challenge the class to work together or to help each other when maybe one preschooler got stuck on the shape, number, or letter. Or could not gallop or skip quite yet. The gross motor games are able to push the older preschoolers to move in different ways and to use the preschool skills they are working on in a super fun, encouraging way.
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You will want to grab this set of farm move & learn gross motor games to add to your daily plans. The prep is takes no time at all and the activities will motivate your little learners!
Look through all of the gross motor games available!