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Gross Motor Development Ideas

Gross Motor Ideas!


Gross motor skills require the entire body to move. It involves the large, core muscles in the body to move in a variety of different ways. These movements strengthen the core muscles and enable children to stand, walk, jump, skip, run and sit up straight. 


Below are some gross motor movements which link to our topic of minibeasts! Enjoy!


Gross Motor Insect Dance!

Spider Web Balance!

The Frog!


Ask your child to bend their knees to crouch down, resting their hands on the floor in front of them with their elbows on the inside of their knees. They then stretch their arms out in front of them, and lean through their hands as they hop their feet forward.

Wheelbarrow Walks!


Your child will firstly lie on the floor on their stomach. Hold your child’s legs above the knee joint. Ensure their face is facing forward and they can begin to walk forward using their arms.