This simple uneven book trail from Lisa is a great gross motor activity that you can create with your child.
I am always looking for simple activities that will keep my two boys interested. This uneven book trail activity has an extra added element of fun built into it — they get to see a giant domino effect!
All that you need for this activity is a big stack of books.
My boys love books. We have quite a collection at home so we decided to use them in a very different but fun way!
I sent my four-year-old on a challenge to gather hardcover books from around the house. You can use soft covered books but I found hardcover to be more stable for little feet.
Once he had gathered fifteen to twenty books, I had him stand them upright on our floor close to each other.
This is where the domino effect comes in!
He was so excited as he tipped the first one and anticipated the cause and effect of each book falling!
Once all the books had fallen, I encouraged him to walk across the trail he made.
He loved the challenge of maintaining his balance on the uneven surface and ensuring he did not fall off!
The first one or two times across the trail, he exercised caution with his walking. After a few times across, he gained speed and efficiency.
This challenge worked his core muscles while he maintained his balance and coordination!
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After a few trips across his book trail, he wanted to re-stack the books upright and create more dominoes.
This time I encouraged him to create a curved line instead of a straight line.
Each time the books fell, it created a different trail for him to challenge himself on.
This simple activity kept him busy for close to an hour as he came up with new patterns for the trail.
As he kept building, he created stories of where he was going on each trail and who he was going to rescue.
I love seeing my child’s imagination come to life in activities!