We are beginning to prepare for the long cold winter, knowing there will be plenty of days the weather keep us from going outside. So, we have been coming up with some indoor gross motor activities. Here are some posters that we use to show children how to do different exercises that not only get them moving, but thinking as well.
Also, you can get a couple small cube-shaped boxes and make large dice with the exercise on each side and have the children roll it to see what they get. Another die could have numbers on it which will be the amount of times the will do the exercise that is rolled.
Here are also a couple good online resources dealing with gross motor play and healthy eating for preschoolers:
(Based in Cols, OH)
How are your kids moving? Link up below!