It is time to get up and move! Gross motor skills is essentially the use of your large muscles during activity and they are skills that are important everyones daily life. So as a mom it is important to me to engage in gross motor activities with my Lil’ because it makes for a tired preschooler and leads to a healthy lifestyle.

These movement cards were inspired by Toddler Approved and will have you moving like a sea creature! You can grab a FREE copy HERE!

 

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

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

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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Sea Animal Movement Cards

*Scissors

Step #1

Print and cut out the Sea Animal Movement Cards.

Step #2

How you use these cards is up to you, and you can be creative with them.

  • You could lay them out and have your Lil’ go from station to station.
  • You could place them in a deck and pick one card at a time.
  • You could use your plastic sea animals, coordinate them with the cards and have your Lil’ pick a sea animal to determine their activity.

Teacher Tip

You may have to model for your Lil’ how to do each activity. Rea definitely needed me to model crab walking, plus your Lil’ will love you moving with her.

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Did we get your Lil’ moving? Did they enjoy acting like a sea animals? Let us know what you think!