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Gross Motor

The use of large muscles groups for the performance of functions such as walking, running, jumping, riding a bike and playing sports. 

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Motor Planning Games

Motor Planning is the ability to conceive, organize, sequence and execute an unfamiliar and complex body movement in a coordinated manner.  

These Gross Motor games and activities improve a child’s strength, coordination, motor planning and endurance while having fun!

The use of rules and competition can be modified as desired to include all children.

Bunny Hop! Gross Motor Game

Motor Planning Games Posted: 04.19.2015

This Game helps children improve their gross motor skills, endurance, motor planning skills, direction following, execution of a sequence, number skills, memory, and turn taking abilities. The child’s goal is to move their token from the “Start” to “Finish” point (Bunny Hole) on the game board. The child will first pretend to be a Bunny. Next, the child will pretend to be one of the Forest Friends he/she meets while hopping through the forest. The Bunny will also collect carrots on his journey to the Bunny Hole. This is a 10 PAGE High Quality PDF!

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Hooked on Learning - Fish Card matching Game

Motor Planning Games Posted: 08.22.2016

17 PAGE High Quality PDF Fish themed Game! Includes Detailed Instructions, Fish Cards - Upper and Lower Case Versions, Picture Cards (2 Versions), and Game Board Assembly Instructions. Child "fishes" for Upper and Lower Case Letters!

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It's Time to MOVE! Gross Motor Game!

Motor Planning Games Posted: 09.30.2016

Gross Motor Movement Game! Pick a card and complete that gross motor skill. This 9 PAGE PDF Includes Detailed Game Instructions, Game Board, and 36 double sided Action Cards. A great way to promote Social Skills, Motor Skills (balance, endurance, core body strength, upper body strength, motor planning), and Academic Skills (basic reading skills, color recognition and matching, counting).

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Let's Go Fishing! Animal Walk Game

Motor Planning Games Posted: 10.01.2016

Scatter the fish cards around on the floor. Using a magnet pole, student must “fish” and pick a card. Student must read the card and complete that animal walk gross motor action. Color and Black/White versions included!

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Let's Play Outside! Checklist of Fun!

Motor Planning Games Posted: 11.03.2018

Outdoor Play Matters! Encourage outdoor motor planning and praxis with this fun checklist! Kids will love to do these fun movements over and over :) Have fun!!!

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Scram! Motor Planning game

Motor Planning Games Posted: 01.19.2015

Fun Motor Planning Game that Addresses: Memory, Motor Planning, Following Directions, Sequencing Actions. Kids will LOVE playing this game over and over again!

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Spin & Animal Walk!

Motor Planning Games Posted: 09.30.2016

Fun Animal Walk Motor Planning Game! Create a spinner simply by using a paperclip. Flick the spinner and complete the animal walk action that you land on. High quality visuals of children in animal walk positions. Fun & exciting way to address motor planning and praxis skills!

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Spin & Walk Like a ... (Winter Edition)

Motor Planning Games Posted: 12.29.2014

This is a Fun Winter Edition Animal Walk Motor Planning Game! This PDF packet includes instructions and Game Board. Simply print and Create a spinner by using a paperclip. Flick the spinner and complete the animal walk action that you land on. Fun & exciting way to address motor planning and praxis skills with a Winter Twist! Print detailed "Winter Animal Walks" cards to accompany this game.

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Spin & Walk Like a ?? ... (Summer Edition!)

Motor Planning Games Posted: 06.11.2017

This is a Fun Summer Edition Animal Walk Motor Planning Game! This PDF packet includes instructions and Game Board. Simply print and Create a spinner by using a paperclip. Flick the spinner and complete the animal walk action that you land on. Fun & exciting way to address motor planning and praxis skills with a Summer Twist! Print visual "Summer Animal Walks" cards to accompany this game.

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Spin & Walk Like a ????

Motor Planning Games Posted: 09.30.2016

Fun Motor Planning Game! Create a spinner simply by using a paperclip. Flick the spinner and complete the animal action that you land on. Kids will LOVE pretending to be a variety of animals.

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Winter Animal Walks Cards

Motor Planning Games Posted: 01.09.2015

High quality color images! This PDF set includes 8 high quality Winter themed animal walk cards. Use cards when transitioning from one task to another, when transitioning to and from therapy, or other classrooms, or as part of an obstacle course, game, warm-up/preparatory activity, etc. Student must read the card and complete the “walk” or action of that winter animal.

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