Gross motor activities for kids are so incredibly important in the development of their gross motor skills.
From what I’ve read and heard from experts, kids should work on developing their gross motor skills before working on fine motor skills because they need to build up the big muscles first and then the little muscles have a much easier time.
Doing activities to work on gross motor skills also help out in another area. Burning off energy. Every kid has excess, right? That’s always what I’m looking for!
Henry has always been a child with lots and lots of energy.
He took his first steps at 8.5 months. He always runs instead of walks. He spins instead of stands. He climbs. Coloring bores him. Crafts spend too much time sitting. Henry simply likes to move.
I am learning to
deal with embrace the energy instead of trying to hinder it.
Here are 4 ways to move that help with gross motor skills & the endless amount of energy:
- Rolling (or kicking) Eggs and Ball Painting
- Tape Jumping Game
- 32 Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids to Go On
- Walk through a maze of numbers
There’s even more Gross Motor Activities that we’ve done since — so keep on browsing!
Here are 26 more gross motor activities for kids to burn off energy!
How do your kids burn off all their energy?
For more inspiration: 40 more gross motor activities to get your kids moving, too!