Read more about the Pumpkins Gross Motor Games included in this set below. See examples of the gross motor games in the photos above.
Print and prep the gross motor games for your back to preschool & kinder theme. Switch out the 5 activities each time you switch themes. The hard work of coming up ways to get your kiddos more active during the school day is done for you. Simply add the move & learn gross motor games into your planning to increase learning and reach all learning styles.
The games take just minutes to prep, and won’t drain your ink supply. The gross motor games were created for 3-6 year-olds to be played in a group setting or with just one kiddo.
Why are gross motor skills so important?
Strengthening gross motor skills helps with every day tasks including getting dressed, playing organized activities and sports, sitting upright in a chair, eating, picking up toys, getting on and off the potty, and more.
Each gross motor activity comes with an instruction page.
This product is part of the Endless Themed Gross Motor Games Bundle!
Pumpkins Gross Motor Games
Pumpkin Shape Hunt – Roll the cube and move to a pumpkin shape doing the action movement rolled. Say the chant and name the shape. Roll again and move to the next pumpkin!
Push the Pumpkins – Pick a card and identify the body part. Use the printable pumpkins (or real mini pumpkins!) and move them across the floor only using that body part.
Pumpkin Seed Says – (similar to Simon Says!) Pick a pumpkin seed card. Use the phrase, “Pumpkin Seed says” before telling the students the action on the card.
Pumpkin Toss – Use a small, soft ball as a pumpkin. Roll the cube and pass the pumpkin to the next student using the movement shown on the cube. Toss the pumpkin back and forth until between all students.
Move Like Pumpkins – Pick a card and move in a fun way like the pumpkin themed words and actions around the room!
The printable pieces of each gross motor game are included in the file. Laminating the pieces is recommended. Other supplies that could be used to set up the activities include:
- cube dice with pockets
- small, soft ball
- painter’s tape – to get pieces to stick to the wall or floor