Gross Motor Skills Teacher Resources

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Doin' The Grouch

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Celina the dance teacher knows the dance, "Doin' The Grouch." Oscar tells the Grouchketeers and the kids at home to get up and learn the dance. Dances like this help build gross motor skills, listening skills, and self-esteem.
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Bowling

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Looking for a good gross motor skills activity? Here's one that is sure to delight your little ones. They get to go bowling! You use milk cartons that have the numbers 1 - 10 on them. Kids set up the "pins" in a triangle shape, and use a...
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Using Bean Bags

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Here is useful lesson plan which demonstrates how bean bags can be used to develop manipulative skills. Young learners gain awareness of their bodies by taking part in this exercise. They also respond to a whistle, and focus on following...
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Review of Skills as Sports

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes put together the athletic skills they need to play different sports in the eighth week of this physical education unit. First they work on basic skills like running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Next, children...
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Exercise Tag ( a non elimination tag game)

For Teachers K - 5th
Students, on signal, get up and do a designated locomotor movement. Students with foam balls try to tag other students with the ball. When tagged, students go to a designated area and do a specified exercise. When finished they come back...
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Sponge Bob Day!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore and practice a variety of motor skills. In this physical education movement lesson, students rotate between 6 stations. Each station provides a Sponge Bob related activity which requires the children to use fine and...
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Boxes & Blocks: Tunnel Vision

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars paint, create, and crawl through their own tunnel. In this early childhood visual arts lesson, students will develop gross motor skills and engage in activities that promote physical exercise as they create and explore...
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Raid the Food Pantry

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the food groups represented on the food pyramid. For this nutrition and physical education lesson, students participate in a game in which teams try to grab a play food object designated by the teacher and return it to...
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Move it Like An Animal

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students investigate how animals move. In this animals lesson, students use pictures of animals and demonstrate how each of them moves from place to place.
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Scooter Ships

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore simple physics concepts such as push/pull, friction, and speed. In this physics/physical education lesson, students work in co-operative groups to "build" a spaceship out of scooters and folded mats. Teams experiment...
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. In this cross-curriculum physical education instructional activity, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping...
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Balance Stations

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Children with visual impairments need to continuously work on balance, gross motor skills, and mobility. Foster mobility and orientation skills by engaging them in a series of fun balance stations during PE. You'll set up each of the...
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Eye Hand and Fitness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students play the games Sharks and Seaweed, Juggle, and Shark Filled Waters. They are simply tag games that can be played outside of P.E. because it requires no equipment - and can be played with 6+ Students.
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The Little Red House

For Teachers K - 1st
Students participate in developmental activities. In this developmental lesson, students listen to the story "The Little Red House" and participate in activities that develop gross motor coordination and fine motor coordination skills.
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Moving-Math Hopscotch

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students engage in a hopscotch game where each square represents a number. In this mental math and movement lesson plan, students take turns playing traditional hopscotch, but add a mental math component where they add or subtract...
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Jump-Rope Round-Up

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students engage in group jump rope activities. In this jump rope lesson, students follow directions to play various jump rope games, some with specific songs attached. There are 4 different renditions of jump rope activities included.
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Turtles, Dogs, and Elephants

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars explore personal space at low, medium, and high levels. In this physical education lesson, students participate in imaginary play imitating animals and their movement.
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Shape It Up!

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
The best way to understand shapes is to make them. Young geometers explore basic shapes through a variety of gross motor and fine motor activities. Shape sorting, singing songs about shapes, and eating shape snacks are just a few of the...
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The Stolen Smell

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Some smells are better than others! Explore your sense of smell with a series of activities based on the Peruvian folktale, The Stolen Smell. With exercises about phonics, counting, cooking, art, and drama, the lesson is a well-rounded...
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A Tale of Two Frogs

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Ribbit ribbit! Hop through a series of activities based on A Tale of Two Frogs. Kids read the Russian folktale and answer reading comprehension questions before working on phonics exercises, tracing dotting lines to make a path between...
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Beach Ball with Bell

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Encourage your learners who are blind or visually impaired to participate in sports or recreational activities. This super simple idea uses a beach ball with a bell on it to help kids become comfortable with playing catch. The activity...
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The Physics of Human Sperm vs. the Physics of the Sperm Whale

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an unusual comparison: the swimming conditions of a sperm cell and a sperm whale. Introduce your physics class to the Reynolds number by sharing this video comparison during your fluid mechanics unit. Afterward, teach them to...
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Let's Play Musical Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students practice recognizing shapes while using gross-motor skills. For this early childhood math movement lesson, students explore shapes as music plays and they walk the perimeter of large cut-out paper shapes by playing musical squares.
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Understanding Motor Planning Deficits in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Packet with possibilities, a helpful presentation is designed to provide information about motor planning deficits in learners with autism spectrum disorder. The presentation also models activities that improve planning and develop motor...

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