Read more about the Apples Gross Motor Games included in this set below. See examples of the gross motor games in the photos above.
Print and prep the gross motor games for your back to preschool & kinder theme. Switch out the 5 activities each time you switch themes. The hard work of coming up ways to get your kiddos more active during the school day is done for you. Simply add the move & learn gross motor games into your planning to increase learning and reach all learning styles.
The games take just minutes to prep, and won’t drain your ink supply. The gross motor games were created for 3-6 year-olds to be played in a group setting or with just one kiddo.
Why are gross motor skills so important?
Strengthening gross motor skills helps with every day tasks including getting dressed, playing organized activities and sports, sitting upright in a chair, eating, picking up toys, getting on and off the potty, and more.
Each gross motor activity comes with an instruction page.
This product is part of the Endless Themed Gross Motor Games Bundle!
Apples Gross Motor Games
Apple Stretch & Count – Roll a number and find an apple. Do the stretch pictured on the apple for the same number of seconds rolled on the number dice. Move to another apple to roll and stretch again!
Carry the Apples – Get ready to feed the birds! Spin a body part, find an apple pom pom, and carry the apple squished in that body part to the matching colored bird mat. Spin again and find another pom pom apple.
Walk the Apple Plank – Add the printable apple plank to the floor. Pick an action card and walk the apple plank doing that action!
Number Apple Search – Roll the die and identify the animal movement rolled (each movement involves core muscle). Move like that animal to a number 1-30 around the room, say the chant, and yell your number!
Move Like Apples – Pick a card and move in a fun way like the apple themed words and movements around the room!
The printable pieces of each gross motor game are included in the file. Laminating the pieces is recommended. Other supplies that could be used to set up the activities include:
- cube dice with pockets
- red, green, yellow pom poms
- painter’s tape – to get pieces to stick to the wall or floor
- velcro – to attach pieces to the carpet