Our Lil’s are constantly learning. When I was teaching, I noticed that we frequently and easily meet the needs of our visual and auditory learners, but we rarely met the needs of our kinesthetic learners. At least 15% of kids are primarily kinesthetic learners and we (the educators) aren’t meeting their needs. One way to include kinesthetic learners is to add movement, which is exactly what we are doing today.
We are going to work on number recognition for this month’s focus numbers and gross motor skills with today’s activity.
Lil’ Explorers grab a FREE copy of the Polar Bear Crawl Template HERE!
Lil’ Creators grab a FREE copy of the Polar Bear Crawl Template HERE!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10 (1-4)

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-20 (11-14)

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

Required Materials

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Polar Bear Crawl Template - Explorers

*Polar Bear Crawl Template - Creators

*Tape

*Scissors

Step #1
Print and cut out the Polar Bear Crawl Template.
Step #2
Tape the Polar Bears on the floor.
Be sure to put a good amount of space between each one as your Lil’ will be crawling from number to number.
Step #3

Have your Lil’ Bear Crawl from number to number.

As they reach each number, they need to verbally identify it.

Teacher Tip

A Bear Crawl is when your Lil’ is crawling on their hands and feet with their booty up in the air.

Their knees do not touch the ground.

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