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from Teaching Mama

A is for Apple Activities

This sounds like an amazing indoor gross motor activity! The children balance-walk on the tape, "pick" one apple and "climb" back down the tree to place in a basket below the trunk. Love it!

When the weather keeps you from getting outside, bring the movement and gross motor activities INSIDE!

10 really fun and simple ways to play with blue painter's tape. I especially love the balance beam while "fishing" idea!

Tape Elkonin Boxes on the floor to practice breaking words into sounds! A fun way to build gross motor skills and phonemic awareness, Students can hop across sounds and then slide across the arrow as they blend the sounds together. Read the blog post for more fun ideas for this activity! A Peach for the Teach

Bean bag toss….tape colored construction paper to the floor as well as challenge lines where the child is to stand and have them toss the bean bags onto the corresponding colors

5 activities to do with the same 6 lines of tape. AWESOME for a rainy day!!

Fire Ladder Jump with Numbers: We taped the numbers 1-10 between the rungs of a large wooden ladder. The children then took turns counting and jumping through the rungs of the ladder. We held hands on either side of the jumping child and gave a boost as necessary so that everyone would be successful regardless of jumping ability.

from Mommy Shorts

21 Acts of Parental Brilliance

"And...snap! The job's a game!" Good ways to introduce kids to chores. I'll be glad I pinned this one day!

from Housing a Forest

Shape hopscotch - Indoor Games for Kids

Indoor games for #children ~ Shape Hopscotch is a fun Gross motor game! (repinned by Super Simple Songs) #educational #resources