Just like Marry Poppins and Bert, we are going to waddle like a penguin today.
I saw this idea over on Tot School and thought it was too cute not to try and share. Plus it is a great way to get moving and practice some gross motor skills!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Gross Motor School

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions
  • Use objects during active play

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Demonstrate coordination in using objects during active play

Required Materials

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Balloon

Step #1
Blow up a balloon.
You don’t want it to be too big as your Lil’ has to put it between their legs.
Step #2
Have your Lil’ put the balloon between their legs.
Step #3
Race from one end of the house to the other with a balloon between your Lil’s legs.

Teacher Tip

If you have more than one Lil’ at home, you can turn it into a race and incorporate vocabulary words like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and last.

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