Gross motor skills activities for kids are important in the development of any child.
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From what I’ve read and heard from experts, kids should work on developing their gross motor skills before working on fine motor skills.
WHY? 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 energy, right?
Activities that burn off that energy are something that I’m always looking for!
Henry has always been a child with lots and lots of energy.
The kind of kid who really benefits from gross motor activities!
He took his first steps at 8.5 months. 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 activities 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
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Here are 26 more activities for kids to burn off excess energy!
How do your kids burn off all their energy?
Share your ideas in the comments! We would love to hear what activities you have come up with.
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