Have you ever heard someone say, "All they ever want to do is play in the block center!" Well I have some news about the block center that just might surprise you. In fact, instead of trying to figure out how to get kids out of the block center, this person might start wishing students would spend more time in the block center. I recently participated in a Bam Radio podcast with Rae Pica and Rosanne Regan Hansel which you [...]
The number line is a very simple game that invites the children to use their whole bodies. As you know, young children learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process and this definitely gets them involved. To begin our number line game, the children each picked a number card. I used tape to create a number line on the floor and we placed the number "0" on the first line on the floor [...]
Throughout the school year, make sure to invest time in planning activities that promote various types of large motor skills!
Playing the bean bag bucket toss game and exploring colors in our own unique way in my preschool classroom.
We've all heard of the "Name Game" song, but this is a fun large motor game with lots of different possibilities!
The step ladder game is a simple game that we made up and added to the end of our ladder exploration day.
We are introducing the letter Jj with this simple and fun jumping game!
More indoor large motor activities shared by our blogging friends on the Discover and Explore linky.
In the winter time, we have a lot of requests for indoor games and large motor activities. While we try to get outdoors, even for a small amount of time each and everyday, Midwest winters can be frigid forcing our time outside to be limited. For that reason, we've compiled a list of our favorite ways to get kids up and moving in the classroom... Large motor activities should be a vital part of any [...]
The parachute is a wonderful way to introduce your students on how to work together to achieve a common goal. Today, my students played the hello game as we learned the basics of how to use a parachute