October 1, 2013

Play with Numbers - Gross Motor Number Game


Gross Motor Number Recognition Activity

Gross motor number game for kids - making learning fun!

This post is sponsored by KneeBouncers, who believe in playing with purpose! Visit KneeBouncers.com for a multitude of fun games that will help your child get ready for preschool and be sure to try their new Great Play with Purpose iPad App! 45 funtabulous games that support preschool readiness and learning. Available NOW on iTunes and coming soon for Android. All opinions expressed in this article are my own.



We were given the full version of KneeBouncers Play with Purpose iPad app and got to explore the entire content.  Both of my older boys, JZ (6) and J-Bug (4) thought it was fun.  J-Bug is particularly drawn to airplanes right now, so his favorite game is Up in the Air, a game where you fly an airplane in the clouds and try to hit the clouds with a specific number in them.  Since he loves that game so much I thought it would be fun to set up a gross motor game with numbered clouds.  We had our own little flight school, to play with numbers.


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Gross motor number recognition game kids will LOVE!

Directions:  I used sidewalk chalk paint to draw clouds on our driveway.  Sidewalk chalk would work well, of course, but the sidewalk chalk paint made the clouds nice and puffy.  I used a squeezy bottle to get the texture of the clouds just right.  Then I used sidewalk chalk to write the numbers.  I wrote a handful of numbers several times.  Then I called out a number to J-Bug and had him hold out his arms like an airplane and hop from number to number.  First I told him to find all the number 5's, then the number 12's, and so on.

Learning numbers with play - Gross motor number recognition game

He loved pretending to be an airplane!  Hopping with arms outstretched requires a lot of balance and is great for developing gross motor skills.  When we came back inside he asked to play KneeBoucners again, and he said that this time he was the airplane getting all the numbers.

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55 comments:

  1. So fun! I love that you made a real life version of his favorite game! The KneeBouncers games look super fun - I haven't heard of them before. Off to check them out!

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  2. This would be a game both of my kids would love as much as your boys!

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  3. Love how you turned the game into something active! So fun!

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  4. This is such a great idea! I bet my 3 year old boy would love this! We've never used sidewalk chalk paint before, I'll have to whip some up!

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  5. What a great idea - Conner would love this! I love the extension of the app into a gross motor game! :)

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  6. I am always amazed at how you are able to pull together fun activities to go along side for extra learning! Love it!

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  7. Great post - love to find new apps also!

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  8. Oh, we used to play around on their website when my son was younger! I'm sure he'd love to play around with the app. This activity is so fun, too...I love the numbered clouds!

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  9. My little one would love the flying like an airplane also.

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  10. Such a great activity! I love the puffy clouds and the combination of gross motor play and learning!

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  11. Wonderful gross motor learning fun activity. The clouds do really look nice and puffy! I'm sure my kids would enjoy their apps.

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  12. The kids would have a blast with this.

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  13. This looks amazing. My daughter would love to play with the app and we could find new activities to do together
    b dot ringer at Hotmail dot com

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  14. Very nice post - great giveaway =)

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  15. My daughter used to play kneebouncer when it was free and would love to play it again

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  16. Was looking up ideas for stuff when babysitting & this would be perfect. Really neat!

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  17. Was looking up ideas for when I'm babysitting & found this! Really neat! Great giveaway as well!

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  18. This is a fun idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  19. Learning is so much easier when it's fun!

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  20. Great idea with the chalk! Looks like something my boy would love.

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  21. So fun! I love how you brought the ipad game "to life" for your son! Awesome!

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  22. How fun! I love that you brought the game "to life" for your son! Awesome!

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  23. Great pictures and thank you for the giveaway

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  24. Great idea! I've never tried sidewalk chalk paint - looks like real clouds! :) I'll be trying this for sure!

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  25. Hope your having a wonderful week!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  26. Great giveaway!! Thanks for hosting!!

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  27. Hi :) It's nice to see this.

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  28. My son would love this! Thank you for the chance!

    mamavresale@yahoo.com

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  29. This looks like a cute app. I like the idea with the sidewalk chalk. I've done something similar using paper plates.

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  30. We've been playing outside with sidewalk chalk all week and having so much fun. My grand twins will love this fun new idea. They are stuck on mud puddles right now, (I have to rescue them in my pretend helicopter) so I think I'll turn the clouds into mud puddles and tell them they are ducks jumping from puddle to puddle! Amazed at all your boards on pinterest. Glad I found you!!!

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  31. We've been playing with sidewalk chalk all week and having a blast. My grandtwins will love this. They are into mud puddles right now (I have to rescue them in my pretend helicopter) so I think I'll make the clouds into mud puddles and tell them they are ducks that have to hop from puddle to puddle. So fun. You have amazing boards on Pinterest - so glad I found you!!!

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  32. This looks like a fun idea

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  33. It looks as if he had a blast playing the game. We will be trying this at home as well. I think that my kids will love it.

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  34. Thank you for the chance-my granddaughter will love this app Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  35. THANKS HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  36. I'm always looking for new activites for my children and this seems like a fun one!
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com (RaffleCopter Brittneysweep@yahoo.com)

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  37. that looks like an awesome app!

    danielle marie xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. This looks great. Who says play time can't be educational?

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  39. What a great idea! Will be doing this with my Preschool class :)

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  40. Thanks! The app looks great!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  41. This looks like it would be a lot of fun!

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway…an active learning app that keeps kids engaged !
    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  43. This looks like a nice and fun game.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  44. What a cool idea! I had seen this around but just saw a comment on Mamas Like Me's FB page about it being based on an app! How did I miss that?! So fun!

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  45. What a creative idea! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post at Simply Creative Kids on 4/25 if you don't mind.

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