PRINT MY ONE-MONTH CALENDAR OF PRE-PLANNED MOTOR ACTIVITIES!
Since all kids are distance learning at the moment, I thought I would create a resource for my loyal supporters like you! And I am super excited about what I put together. There are 4 full weeks of simple low-budget (mostly FREE!) activities, using things lying around your house. Each day offers one gross motor, one fine motor, and one visual motor play idea (with brief instructions). Some examples of what you will see are:
-Rolling pin bowling
-Outdoor sponge toss
-Pom pom drop
-Sticker line up
I planned activities that are engaging, multi-sensory, and promote exploration and creativity. They are designed to help maintain and develop motor skills, provide multi-sensory experiences, create positive play memories during this interesting time in our lives, and battle boredom. The calendar activities are mostly targeted to 3-5 year olds, but you can easily modify them to meet your child's abilities if younger or older.
BONUS. Each activity has a star for your child to color when the activity is complete, so they can track their progress!
Take some pictures and tag me @mindfulmovementforkids so I can see what you're up to! Happy playing!
meet the blogger
Austen is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience in schools, early intervention, and private clinic settings. She now runs her own private practice in Portland, OR specializing in movement based learning techniques. This blog's mission is to educate and empower parents and children by sharing insights into the complexities of learning and development.