Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday.
I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the “My Child This Week” sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly.
With each of my kids’ interests, I brainstorm 7 activities to do that week. I jot them down on the simple ‘Activities To Do This Week’ planner.
Below is a sample week of gross motor activities.
Monday: Tape a runway of contact (sticky) paper to the floor, sticky side up. Run across, crawl over, or lay on it! Supplies: contact (sticky) paper, painter’s tape
Tuesday: Wad newspapers into ‘basketballs’. Aim and shoot them into a basket! Supplies: tub or bucket, newspapers
Wednesday: Tape two lines as the sides of the roads around the house! Create intersections and curves! Supplies: painter’s tape
Thursday: Lay pillows and cushions on the floor in a line. Attempt to walk across them! Supplies: pillows and cushions
Friday: Tape lines of tape on the floor equal distances apart and challenge the kids to a jumping game. Measure how far they can jump. Supplies: painters tape
Saturday: Go on a scavenger hunt around the yard to explore textures. Can you find something that’s bumpy? Supplies: bucket or basket (optional)
Sunday: Make a ring toss! Cut the centers out of paper plates to make rings. Write the letters of their name on the bottoms of cups. Toss the plates to ring the letters of their name. Supplies: paper cups, markers, paper plates, scissors