Waddle like a penguin and have the best time playing the Penguins Gross Motor Games! These gross motor move and learn games are the best way to strength, movement, coordination, balance, and skills that help with every day big kid tasks. And they are so much fun! These printable move and learn activities are a great addition to the classroom or at home to help get the wiggles out, strengthen gross motor skills, and set up a positive learning environment for all types of learners.
The move & learn activities all include gross motor practice which is key to developing every day skills (getting out of bed, eating, getting dressed, playing sports, sitting in a seat at school, carrying a backpack, and more!) needed to be a successful big kid.
They are set up to go along with your gingerbread or Christmas theme at the beginning of the wintry season and can easily be added to circle time or a transition time during your day. The gross motor games are designed for 3-6 year-olds.
The Penguins gross motor games are the next set in our ENDLESS Themed Gross Motor Games Bundle.
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!
Number Waddle – Roll the cube to see exactly how to waddle to the penguin numbers (1-30) around the room!
Penguin Push – Use the directions on different body part cards to push the penguin around the room.
Don’t Slip on the Ice – Spin a number to see how many times to jump over the ice. Make sure to jump all the way over, so you don’t slip on the ice!
Feed the Penguins – Move around the room like an animal while finding fish and feeding the matching penguin.
Move Like a Penguin – Pick a card and move like the directions on the card in a penguin themed way!
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: