large Motor Skills

A colorful outdoor game for preschoolers to play

Get outside and play this simple color mix-up game. A great way to give those large motor skills a workout!

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How to play red light – green light

How to play red light – green light in preschool!

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Erupting volcanoes in preschool

Heading outdoors to explore our very own erupting volcanoes in preschool…

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Outdoor adventures with rope

We worked together to make our own obstacle course for some outdoor large motor play!

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Creative challenge: colorful paper beanbags for preschool play

Making our own beanbags and beanbag toss game! See the creative challenge linky too!

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Guidecraft give-away: Balance base and multi-match sensory discs

Learn how you can win the Guidecraft Multi-Match Sensory Discs and Balance Base for your preschool environment.

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Hibernating bears in preschool

Having fun with bears and caves today as we explored hibernation in preschool.

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Make fitness a fun part of your preschool program

Including physical fitness doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn how you can implement physical activity into your preschool day!

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Roll the ball relay in preschool

Learning the basics of running relays and catching a ball with this fun little game in preschool…

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At play with baby: I can kick my feet!

We have been playing lots of baby kicking feet games!

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Rock climbing with a three year old

When my little nephew Wy comes over, I learn to view things in and outside of my house with new eyes… Everyday, I drive past these rocks that are out in my front yard and don’t really give them much thought. My husband put them in the yard as a landscaping feature and I have […]

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Try the frog leap in preschool

In preschool, the frog leap is just a bit different than the old fashioned leap frog game where you jump over another person’s back… In this classroom, the teacher laminated some lili-pads on the floor for her little frogs to leap across. We have the two-footed leap… The split leap.. The full-body leap (sorry for a […]

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Developing large motor skills by playing on the line in preschool

Tape is such a wonderful thing to keep handy in preschool. In the latest conference I attended, the Ooey Gooey lady said you should keep a roll of painter’s tape on your wrist at all times! I am inclined to agree… Using some green painter’s tape, I made a large square on the floor so […]

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Preschool large motor fun with tape shapes

Wy and I had a busy new year’s night trying all kinds of fun art activities but it was also nice just to do something geared more towards using our large motor skills… I started us off by making some shapes with yellow painter’s tape on the floor. Painter’s tape is always better than masking […]

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Planning marvelous mitten activities for preschool

Creating a preschool lesson plan on mittens.

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Take time to let twos tumble in preschool

Young children have a need to get their energy out. They will do it in all kinds of ways – some of which you, as a teacher, may like and some you may not like! Keeping in mind that children have a need to get out all that energy out – it is up to […]

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