Lady bugs, caterpillars, bees, flowers, rain, wind, and sunshine mean it’s springtime! In these Spring Gross Motor Activities, children will have fun pretending to be a Gardener while imitating 10 gross motor movements!
This Gross Motor Movement Poem is perfect for Preschoolers to First graders!
This is a FREE 5 Page Downloadable PDF. Click HERE to access the FREEBIE LIBRARY!
In this post, we will look at what skills are targeted with this activity. Then, you can see a video that demonstrates the Gardener Gardener Gross Motor Movement Poem. Finally, we will look at WHY gross motor development is important for fine motor skills!
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FIRST, LET’S LOOK AT WHAT MOTOR MOVEMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SPRING GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES PACK:
The pack includes a movement poem titled Gardener Gardener! The poem asks kids to pretend they are a Gardener as they imitate 10 movement patterns. For example:
- Crossing midline
- Jumping Back and Forth
- Large Arm Movements
- Cross Crawls
- Jumping Jacks
- Bear Walk
- Deep Breathing
- In addition to working on the above gross motor skills, kids will also work on following multi-step directions, prepositions, body parts, AND MORE!
NEXT, Let’s take a peek at the Spring Gross Motor video!
You can use the video as a guide to see how to complete the Gross Motor Movement Poem. However, you can also have your child follow along WITH the video!
In preparation, you will need to:
- Download the 5 PAGE FREE SPRING GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES PACK by clicking HERE!
- Read the instructional page
- Review the Poem provided in the pack
- Print pages 1-3 on card stock and laminate. If you are doing this activity with a group of kiddos, make sure they EACH have the Visual (page 3).
- Watch the video to get an idea of how to complete the activity.
- Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
- Want to add a fine motor activity? Instead of using the visual, click HERE to see how children can make insects and bugs using construction paper! They can hold their creation during the video.
Looking for MORE SPRING ACTIVITIES?
Click HERE to see our fine motor, cutting, visual perception, and writing activities! Keep checking back for MORE to be added!
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As always, make sure children have adult supervision for safety. These activities should not take the place of medical or therapeutic advice or intervention.