March 10, 2013

Educational Gross Motor Activities

Learn Through Movement

75+ ways to learn through play - educational gross motor activities including literacy, math, shape and color recognition, and more!

You probably know by now that I am a big believer in the benefits of combining gross motor and educational activities.  When children learn through movement they are more likely to remember what they have learned.  Also, when learning is fun it helps develop a lifetime love of learning, which is so important to me for my boys.

75+ Educational Gross Motor Activities

Alphabet Gross Motor Activities

Letter Stomp from Walking Where He Leads

R is for Race Track from Reading Confetti

ABC Ice Cream Game from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Letter Sounds Race from Inspiration Laboratories

Alphabet Olympics from Playdough to Plato

Letter Sounds and Sight Word Spray

Musical Alphabet Game from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Musical Letters from Reading Confetti

Rope Letters from Kids Activities Blog

Alphabet Flower Hunt

Letter Sound Hop from Meaningful Mama

Lowercase Letter Scavenger Hunt from Hands on as We Grow

Lowercase Letters String Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Math and Counting Gross Motor Activities

Giant Dot-to-Dot from What Do We Do All Day?

Water Balloon Number Match from Little Bins for Little Hands

Putt Putt Math from Catch a Star

Easy Indoor Hopscotch from Happy Hooligans

Plastic Bottle Number Bowling from Learn with Play at Home

Dancing and Subtraction from Smiling in Second Grade

Life Size Math Board Game from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Water Balloon Math Game from No Time for Flashcards

Do the Math Hopscotch from Spoonful

Teaching Math with Toilet Paper from Mess for Less

Jumping to 100 from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Fly Swatter Math Game from Kids Activities Blog

Addition and Division Ring Toss from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Number Detectives from I Can Teach My Child

Gross Motor Addition Game

Fishing for Numbers from Buggy and Buddy

Ping Pong Ball Counting from Mess for Less

Water Balloon Equations

Add it Up from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Preschool Number Recognition Game from Creekside Learning

preschool number recognition

Gross Motor Sight Word Practice

Monster Truck Sight Word Mash!

Sight Word Target Practice from I Can Teach My Child

Sight Word Pop from Mamas Like Me

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Sight Word Twister from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Water Balloon Sight Word Practice from Royal Baloo

Learning Sight Words from Learn with Play at Home

Sight Word Soccer from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Sight Word Soccer!  A fun way to move and learn while you are practicing sight or spelling words!

Sight Word Scavenger Hunt from Sugar Aunts

Sight Word Basketball Activity from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Alphabet and Sight Word Scramble from Playdough to Plato

Sight Word Hopscotch from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Gross Motor Literacy Games

Word Family Slam from Toddler Approved

Backyard Scrabble from Constantly Lovestruck

Outdoor Word Unscramble from Gratefully Growing in Grace

Read and Get Moving Game from Teach Mama

Gross Motor Phonics Game

Jumping Sounds from The Littlest Scholars

Bike Ride Literacy Game from Growing Book by Book

Find and Rhyme from No Time for Flashcards

Water Balloon Phonics from Mess for Less

learning phonics

Shape and Color Gross Motor Recognition Games

Chalk Color Match from Inspiration Laboratories

Ghost Footprint Games from Toddler Approved

Gross Motor Preschool Games

I Spy Neighborhood Walk Game from Mess for Less

Left and Right Games from Childhood 101

Color and Word Games from Toddler Approved

More than 75 educational gross motor activities - learn through movement

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  1. Ooh, pinning away too. Always need more gross motor ones. Thanks for including one of ours :)

  2. This is a fantastic bunch of suggestions. We love using these types of activities with our little ones. Thanks!

  3. What great activities and they have given me some more "getting outside" ideas.

  4. What a fantastic collection of gross motor activities!

  5. Love all these wonderful activity ideas. I featured this article on iGameMom as part of Mom's Library round up. I will also share it on iGameMom Pinterest board. Thanks again for a great collection of activity ideas.

  6. Awesome ideas! I am a teacher and father of four, and I am always looking for ways to keep my kids sharp during the summer. It is important to do educational activities with them. Even something as simple as connect the dots game can pay off monumentally in their upcoming school year. Thanks for posting.

  7. Thanks so much for including my Putt Putt Math Game on this amazing list!!! So many awesome ideas! Math and movement are such a great combination for learning! Can't wait to check them all out! : )


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