Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows

I’m almost embarrassed to post this gross motor activity…. it seems too simple to warrant a post. But with that said, it was super duper fun and had George moving all morning long! And its perfect for those days you’re stuck indoors, when its cold or rainy. [Hey, its Iowa here and spring has taken a long time to really show itself!]

You have everything it takes to do this activity, I promise.

Every weekend I send out little play challenges for readers to do in my newsletter. One of the recent ones was to use couch cushions to do something. What can couch cushions become? We’ve done a few things in the past, and forts are always made with the couch cushions.

This time… we got moving!

Gather all the pillows and cushions you have. The more the merrier!

Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows

Then line them all up in a row.

And that’s it.

Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows

Now… I had George try to get from one end of the pillows to the other. It seemed so simple and a funny thing for me to ask him to do.

 

Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows

But it proved to be a huge challenge!

Walking on pillows was tough to do! I did it with him too [I shared a bunch of activities to do with the kids outside, but this is a good one to do with them inside too!], it was tough to do! But especially tough for a toddler still trying to figure out and strengthen gross motor skills.

Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows

Up the game by spreading the pillows apart and make it about jumping from island to island!

I admit… It was a little tough to just let go and let him try to do it and not worry about him getting hurt. I guess if you’re worried about that, put down more cushions and pillows! George is pretty tough and doesn’t usually get bothered when he falls down and gets completely bumped up!

Oh… A gross motor activity so funny and fun to do!

George is 2.5 years old.

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Comments

  1. Holly McCormick says

    We just did this & let the kids bounce on the inside part of the couch, they kept calling in there bouncy house, i was embarassed also to tell anyone we did it as well

  2. Sara says

    why be embarrassed? the best time with your kids are when you get to be kids also! if they see you having fun, they will be more excited to do it! i’m jealous I didn’t think of this! i’m ready for naptime to be over so we can pillow hop!

  3. says

    I remember doing this as a kid! yes it’s a simple idea but it’s lots of fun and I don’t think my kids have ever walked on pillows. Thanks for the reminder. We’ll give it a go!

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