Now that we’ve talked about the importance of fine motor skills and why it’s important for child development, now let’s cover gross motor skills.
Remember, gross motor skills are those skills that move the large muscles in the body like arms and legs. Examples of gross motor skills are swimming, running, walking, and climbing. Developing these gross motor skills should be an important part of your homeschooling. Motor skills help children develop, not just physically but also cognitively, and also help them deal with every day life.
Large muscle activities are easy to include in your homeschooling day. Children will exercise gross motor skills by simply playing on a playground. But, if you’re looking to spice things up, check out this fun gross motor skill activities list.
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14 Fun Large Muscle Activities for Homeschoolers
• Play hopscotch
• Roll down a hill
• Host a fun dance party
• Create a ninja obstacle course
• Jump on the trampoline
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• Set up home bowling
• Dance and dust
• Paint a fence (with water)
• Host a kickball party
• Go on a nature hike scavenger hunt
• Hula hoop
• Fly a kite
• Go to a climbing wall
These are just a few examples and gross motor (large muscle) activities are only limited by your imagination! Get out and get creative with your kids!
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