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August 29, 2014

Gross Motor Skip Counting Activity

A gross motor activity to practice skip counting by tens.

Gross motor activity to practice skip counting

Kindergarten Apple Unit Study

We are in the middle of the apple unit of My Father's World Kindergarten.  A unit study wouldn't be complete without a gross motor educational activity.  If you follow along regularly you know I have a passion for making learning fun, and this includes sensory play, gross motor activities, and hands on experiments.  To go along with our apple unit study I set up a gross motor skip counting activity using apple scented sidewalk chalk paint.

Apple themed gross motor skip counting practice to 100

How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Gross motor skip counting game with apple sidewalk chalk paint

Directions:  To make the sidewalk chalk paint I mixed equal amounts of cornstarch and water.  I made three batches, yellow, red, and green.  I mixed liquid watercolor paint in with the cornstarch and water before pouring the sidewalk chalk paint into squeezy bottles.  If you prefer, sidewalk chalk could be used in place of the paint.

Gross motor skip counting game for fall

I drew apples in our driveway and wrote numbers inside of them.  The numbers can easily be adapted depending on your child's level and ability.  Basic counting and number recognition, even and odd numbers, or addition facts could be practiced with this gross motor math activity.
Apple themed gross motor skip counting game

J-Bug hopped from number to number counting by tens as he jumped.  In true little boy form he shouted the numbers.  In inclement weather gross motor skip counting can be done inside with tape.

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A gross motor skip counting game for fall

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  1. I love this - my daughter is an active learner, so I'm keeping this one in mind for her!

  2. This could be a great indoor activity with construction paper. Thank you for the idea!


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